Dr. Johnson discusses if anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is an outpatient surgery.
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For the majority of the patients, it is. So the majority of the patients, it’s done as an isolated procedure. Often there is either a meniscus tear or something like that which is a relatively trivial problem to add to the surgery, but this is an outpatient surgery. You would go home typically with a brace on your knee. You got a pair of crutches and you got your pain medicine, and that’s what you go home with.
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