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acl reconstruction when will I be able to reach full extension

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It take a while: Most likely it need from six month to a year depending your physical therapy program.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes!: At this point, it is extremely important to get full extension. If you cannot get it with aggressive exercises or with aggressive physical therapy, th ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Siegel
41 years experience Sports medicine
3-4 weeks: Need to gain full extension in 4-6 weeks post acl especially btb graft. Need to have pt get on it imediatly. Use prone hangs, extension board, no pill ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Hopefully that: is better than when you started. Most of the benefits would be there by 3 months, AND, even without having a problem and surgery, people can improve t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merrick Wetzler
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling or scarring: Acutely after acl reconstruction the knee can be swollen and this could hinder knee extension. Physical therapy is started quickly after surgery to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle weakness: The shaking is one sign of muscle weakness. I recommend going back to your orthopedic surgeon and asking him/her to outline an appropriate program of ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Yes: gradual buildup of activity to tolerance is what you need to do. Pain and worsening needs to be looked at
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Normal: Sounds like normal post-op swelling, but you should talk to your surgeon about it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Gottlieb
35 years experience Podiatry
Brace partial weight: Brace after surgery. Early and partial ROM and weight bearing.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Degeneration: This is likely a progression of a post-traumatic condition. Causes such as arthritis, synovitis (inflammed joint lining), arthrofibrosis (scar tissue ... Read More

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