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Why is recovery time for an ACL injury so long?

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 more

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How long will recovery time be for an ACL injury?

How long will recovery time be for an ACL injury?

6 months.: Assuming you have surgery to reconstruct your torn ACL, you would be cleared for all activities, including sports, 6 months after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take ACL injury to heal?

How long does it take  ACL injury to heal?

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 more

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How long can an ACL injury take to recover?

How long can an ACL injury take to recover?

7to9 months with reh: With proper rehab, properly fitted acl brace, physical therapy with strengthening exercise and rehab following surgery. ...Read more

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Does it take long to recover from a ACL injury?

Does it take long to recover from a ACL injury?

6 months.: Our protocol, regardless of what graft is used, allows one to return to all activities, including sports, at 6 months post-operatively. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an ACL injury?

How long does it take to recover from an ACL injury?

3-6 months: Most patients are walking well by 3 months. I allow patients to return to preinjury activities at 6 months with a sports brace. Full recovery with incorporation of the graft takes 2 yrs. ...Read more

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How long would it take to recover from an ACL injury?

How long would it take to recover from an ACL injury?

Usu. 6-12 months: It usually takes an average of 6 months to 1 year to the patient is again fully functional. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ACL injury to fully heal?

How long does it take for an ACL injury to fully heal?

Usually doesn't.: If you've torn your ACL, it usually does not heal itself. The swelling from the injury may go down, but you're still left with a torn ACL. See an ortrhopedic sports medicine knee surgeon, who can advise you if surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for an ACL injury to heal?

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How long does it typically take for an ACL injury to heal?

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