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Why Is Recovery Time For An Acl Injury So Long
Graft maturation: Besides regaining motion and strength after ACL reconstruction, your knee takes a long time to fully recover because the graft that is used to replace your torn ligament needs to incorporate into the bony sockets drilled to hold the graft. The graft also takes time to literally become a ligament. Cutting sports are usually not recommended until after the 4th to 6th month after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on the road to recovery from an ACL injury. What is a good diet for getting back in shape basketball?
Torn ACL won't heal: A torn acl will not heal routinely unless it is a nondisplaced bony avulsion that is acutelt identified and treated as though it were just reconstructed. Most torn acls result in pain and instability with activities that require a rapid rotation or pvioting maneuver and end up need a reconstructinve surgery to replace the torn ligament with a graft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usu. 6-12 months: It usually takes an average of 6 months to 1 year to the patient is again fully functional. ...Read more
It does not: An acl tear will not heal. However, it does not always require surgery, if you decide to avoid all pivoting activites. Many patients do not feel shifting after an acl tear unless they perform these activities. Any shifting or swelling episodes after an acl injury would be an indication to be evaluated fully by your friendly neighborhood sports medicine orthopedist! ...Read more
Hopefullly you have: Noticed that your knee is more stable now that you are a year out. Thiis stability is important to protect the knee and improve function. It is possible that injuries to the knee occurred at the time of the original acl tear, but keeping the knee stable is the best way to minimize the long term effects of those injuries. ...Read more
Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sprained ACL: Assuming this is a sprain, without evidence of a complete acl tear, you may be ready for sport activities 6-12 weeks following your injury, as long as you have completed physical therapy and have restored range of motion, strength and function in the affected leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Patella injuries and acl injuries are very different and encompasse a wide variation of different injuries. Each injury has very different recovery times. They vary from 2 weeks for a patella bruise, 12 weeks for a patella fracture, 4 months for a patella tendon rupture, to 8-9 months after surgery following an acl reconstruction. Time to visit your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: Without complications it takes minimum of 42 days. ...Read more
I have a confirmed ACL injury. How long does it take to recover from 1st degree ACL injury, days? (no partial torn, no surgery, no swelling)
Stabbing pain in the middle of back bone. No symptoms but an ACL injury. I used to sit for long hours. Can't now due to pain. It's pinpoint to mid sec?
How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?
Depends: There are many variables that will effect the time necessary to recover enough to return to sports including the graft used, fixation techniques and the biases of the surgeon. Because some studies suggest return to sports prior to 9 months post surgery may increase the risk of reinjury, i prefer to have my patients wait 9 months. That is not to say some athletes have been able to return quicker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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