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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

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Can someone tell me how long will an ACL injury keep me out for?

Can someone tell me how long will an ACL injury keep me out for?

Depends: It depends on what activities you are trying to get back to. Should be walking without crutches 2-4 wks after surgery. Typically 6-8 months for full return to sports. ...Read more

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I had ACL injury-surgery over a year ago. Are there any long lasting side effects?

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

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How long does it take to fully recover from a torn ACL injury?

How long does it take to fully recover from a torn ACL injury?

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 more

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How much time do I need to rest before going back to sports in case of grade 1 ACL injury?

How much time do I need to rest before going back to sports in case of grade 1 ACL injury?

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 more

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How long does it take to recover from a patella ACL injury?

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 more

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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?

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?

Trigger Point: See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist for further evaluation. At your age, i don't anticipate major spine issues but this sounds like a trigger point that may be amenable to physical therapy or trigger point injections. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?

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 more

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How can I fix a severe ACL injury?

How can I fix a severe ACL injury?

Surgery.: If your ACL is completely torn, then usually surgery is recommended to stabilize the knee. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee specialist. ...Read more

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