Avoiding ACL Surgery – An Athlete’s Perspective

A few years ago, a college football player suffered not one but two ACL injuries. Often, these are treated surgically and end athletes’ careers at the collegiate level. With the use of Regenexx procedures, he was able to avoid surgery and heal his torn ACLs.

The ACL is a ligament that stabilizes the knee joint. When this ligament is damaged, most college athletes opt for surgery, even though there is research that shows ACL surgery brings multiple issues.

These include a lack of normal position in the affected knee and early arthritis due to poor biomechanics of the surgical ACL graft.

Wouldn’t it be better if you could heal a partial or full non-retracted ACL tear instead of removing the ACL?

The majority of college-level athletes who have ACL surgery don’t recover in time for the next season or aren’t 100% competitive. Is it possible for an athlete to get back onto the field or court after having injuries to both ACLs at different times?

When the college football player mentioned earlier tore his ACL, he came to Regenexx for a non-surgical alternative.

Within three months of a guided injection of his body’s own healing agents into the damaged ligament, his formerly twisted and stretched ACL showed visible improvement on an MRI. It was his second ACL tear. The first had been treated the same way two years prior.

Our opinion, as a result of our successes and others, is that ACL tear treatment doesn’t need to take place under the knife in the operating room. There are non-surgical options such as the Regenexx Percutaneous ACL Procedure.

At Regenexx locations nationwide, highly skilled physicians are using their specialized training and precise image guidance equipment, along with your body’s own bone marrow concentrate containing living stem cells, in procedures that are making a real difference for patients.

Regenexx has produced nearly half of the published literature on regenerative orthopedics, and we encourage you to review all of the research. If you have any questions on non-surgical ACL options feel free to contact us or find out if you’re a candidate

About The Author
Ron Torrance II, DO FAOASM

Ron Torrance II, DO FAOASM

Ronald Torrance II, DO FAOASM, is a non-surgical orthopedic physician specializing in Sports Medicine at Regenexx® at New Regeneration Orthopedics.
Ron Torrance II, DO FAOASM

Ron Torrance II, DO FAOASM

Ronald Torrance II, DO FAOASM, is a non-surgical orthopedic physician specializing in Sports Medicine at Regenexx® at New Regeneration Orthopedics.

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