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What are the risks of ACL surgery?

Risks related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction include:
  • Blood clot in the leg
  • Ligament does not heal
  • Surgery does not relieve symptoms
  • Injury to a blood vessel
  • Pain or weakness in the knee
  • Stiffness in the knee

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