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San Francisco ACL Surgeon Discusses FAQs

If you’ve ever suffered an injury, you’re looking for as many answers you can find. When something as life-altering as an ACL injury occurs, you want to know what to expect and what should be done to begin the healing process. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to ease your mind while you wait to see a doctor. Continue Reading »

How to Prevent a Torn ACL

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the four main ligaments in our knee joint which provides stability to the knee. Of the all four fibrous bands, an ACL tear or rupture is the most common knee injury. Continue reading for helpful insight from San Francisco ACL Doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht. Continue Reading »

New ACL Treatment Option Explained by a San Francisco ACL Doctor

Damaging your ACL often leads to surgery. Unfortunately, repairing the torn ligament doesn’t often work. Your Bay Area ACL specialist or surgeon may need to rely on replacing the ligament, instead. A process that can be costly, painful, and challenging from a recovery standpoint. Promising new research from Harvard, however, indicates that future ACL treatments may forego surgery altogether and rely on encouraging the ligament to heal itself.

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Guidance from a San Francisco  ACL Specialist

If you’ve recently had knee surgery for a torn ACL, your orthopedic surgeon should explain the difference between activities that are safe and ones that could cause knee damage. Immediately after surgery, you need to get plenty of rest and relaxation. Reduce pain by elevating your leg, icing the knee, and using crutches to get around.

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