What Is ACL Autograft Surgery?
If you tore your ACL, then your orthopedic doctor will likely recommend surgery to repair the ligament. It's really rare for torn ACLs to heal on their own, so surgery is usually necessary. After looking you over and analyzing your MRI, they'll let you know which surgical technique they're recommending — and often, that surgical technique will be an autograft procedure. If you're like most people, you don't quite know what an autograft is or what ACL autograft surgery involves.