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acl reconstruction and meniscus repair recovery

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: Protocols vary a great deal, but typically the meniscus needs about 12 weeks to heal before aggressive range of motion and strengthening can begin. Ty ... Read More
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
15 years experience Sports Medicine
6-8 months: It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
4-7 months: Sounds like you had a high energy injury to your knee. The rate limiting factor for recovery is the acl injury. In addition when combined with the men ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthoped ... Read More
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 mos: Usually 6-7 months for pivoting type activities. Meniscal healing may slow this down. Need to discuss w ortho who is doing the surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Average 1-2 hours: Average operative time for acl recon. Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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ACL repair: When your orthopedic surgeon and your physical therapist tell you its safe for you to try.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Knee discomfort: I would expect this to be present after reconstruction but I would certainly pass it by my Ortho
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked: By ortho who did the surgery. Hopefully that will help.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: It is not terribly uncommon for patients who have knee surgery to have swelling that then begins to track down into the ankle and foot. That being sa ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Today's surgeries and modern REHABILITATION makes your return to full activity including sports a definite possibility ...(See Story WES WELKER, New E ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
6 to 10 weeks: Will need at least 6 weeks of rehabilitation. Consider a brace to stabilize the knee when you get back to work.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Surgeons vary on their opinion about this, so you would probably want to check with your individual surgeon. The general idea is that the healing pro ... Read More
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