The ACL is one of the ligaments that plays a crucial role in connecting the femur to the tibia. Moreover, it provides stability and strength to the knee joint. As it supports knee stability, the ACL is immensely prone to injuries. Most of those injuries occur during sports and activities that place immense stress on the knee. Brian Yau had experienced a terrible ACL injury while playing Flight Football. When he had his first appointment with Dr. Armin Tehrany, most of his ACL was lost because of the gruesome rupture.   During the appointment, Dr. Tehrany carefully examined Brian’s knee, and he took more than enough time to go through all the details shown in the MRI scans. Because of the severity of the rupture, Dr. Tehrany recommended the ACL Reconstruction surgery as the best treatment option. An ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure that replaces the ACL with a piece of tendon from a different part of the knee. It’s a complex surgery that requires a lot of commitment during the recovery process. Fortunately, Brian had no problem committing to 4 days a week of physical therapy. His recovery results are fantastic, and he is almost back to 100%. Super excited that he can enjoy his favorite sports once again, during his follow-up appointment, Brian decided to share his success story with a video.
Dr. Tehrany: Hi, I’m Dr. Tehrany, and this is Brian. He injured his ACL playing flight football, and we decided to do an ACL reconstruction because that was what he needed. It’s been about a little over a year, and he said he is back to sports, and he is looking forward to skiing in a few months. You can tell the audience in your own words how it all went. Brian: Last year, I pretty much ruptured my ACL. It was pretty much gone by the time I got to Dr. Tehrany after looking at the MRIs. We had the surgery a year ago, and from there, it’s been a year of constant physical therapy, a lot of working out,m and a lot of strength training.  At this point, I’m at a point where I’m pretty much back to normal. I’m back to sports, full speed, and full strength. I’m hoping in the next year, I’ll be 110% back. Dr. Tehrany: You made a commitment after the surgery, because that’s important to make with the physical therapy group, and it was worth it. Brian: Yes.  Dr. Tehrany: And that’s what we want to spread to the audience. This is not a minor surgery but if you are committed and you do the right work afterwards, you can do extremely well like you did.  Brian: Four months, three days a week of physical therapy, several hours at home, and after I got back to work, two days a week, and I’m still doing two days a week today
Thank you, Brian, for trusting us with your health and for your kind words.
This patient was treated at the Staten Island Office.