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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
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