Several hundred thousand people in the United States suffer an ACL injury in their knee every year. Over 100,000 of them undergo ACL surgery for that injury. Does everyone need surgery? Do you need surgery?

ACL injury affects the stability of the knee. Often with a torn ACL, you have a knee that buckles or gives way when you land from a jump or try to cut and change directions. For athletes and people who do activities that are physically demanding, surgery is often needed.

Not everyone needs surgery, though. In this video, I share my thoughts on who might do well without surgery. If you decide not to have surgery, what can you do instead to try to get back to normal?

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