What is Anterior Crutiate Ligament Reconstruction?

Category: Surgeries


The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a structure that helps maintain stability of the knee joint. ACL reconstruction is an arthroscopic surgery done to replace the ACL with tissue graft to restore function to the knee joint after an ACL injury.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Anterior Crutiate Ligament Reconstruction

Side effect Patients Percentage
Atrophy of muscles 2
Joint pain 2
Numbness 2
Pain 2
Joint crackling (crepitus) 1
Pain in knee(s) 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Stopped having Anterior Crutiate Ligament Reconstruction

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 11
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Anterior Crutiate Ligament Reconstruction.