Is the ACL reconstruction procedure painful?

Most often, there is some pain involved in this procedure, however, your medical team will work with you and make sure to reduce the pain levels to a minimum.

Most patients are placed under pain medication after their ACL reconstruction. This would include opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and local anesthetics. If your pain levels have not begun to decrease after a few days, you should inform your doctor. 

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