should i fix a complete acl tear

by Marny
( B.C.)

I am 48 years old, I injured my ACL about 5 years ago, down hill skiing. I finally had an MRI and it revealed a complete ACL tear. I have been functioning fairly normal for the past 5 years. I have some pain (bearable), I missed a bottom step about a year ago and passed out with the pain, but that is unusual. Now I have to decide if I should have surgery, or, my doctor recommended just wearing a brace. I can't decide what to do, he says I will never be 100 percent, even with the surgery. Any suggestions

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