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how long does it take to heal from an acl sprain

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Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually 6 weeks: Ligament injury is graded by the amount of stretch or tearing and the resulting instability. Treatment varies based on injury from minimal to pt with ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL/contusion: Acl sprains are a continuum. Minimal sprains may heal in a few weeks, more extensive ones may need reconstruction. A knee contusion should heal in a f ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pace yourself : It has been slightly stretched, but is still able to help keep the knee joint stable. Grade 2 Sprains. A Grade 2 Sprain stretches the ligament to the ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL sprain: Acl sprains can take up to 6-8 weeks to recover from. What's most important is that you focus on core strengthening so that you have the strength to ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 months: It takes a long time to recover from an ACL reconstruction. Your surgeon might let you retunr to competitive sports at 6 months, but a longer delay e ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the injury. Contusions or sprains can heal fairly rapidly. Other injuries require surgery. Some sesolve with exercise, meds and possibly ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: If the injury is tear of the meniscus and the tear was taken by arthoscopy it should take 3-4 weeks to heal.If the meniscus was repaired it take about ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Perez
43 years experience General Practice
Minimum 6 weeks: If no complications that injury has a good chance of recovering in 6 weeks.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
5-12 months, varies: This is highly variable depending on other injuries in the knee, the activity level you are returning to, and the type of surgery/graft choice used to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends : Which ligament was sprained? This article may help. http://www.livestrong.com/article/556274-how-to-tell-if-you-strained-your-knee.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zaretsky
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Healing time is dependent upon the procedure performed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
6 months: Approx 6 months depending on the technique.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 shift ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Runni ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
4-12 months: The immobility and bulk of the recovery after a total ankle replacement is in the first 4 months. For the ankle to heal completely, where you are rel ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
7to9 months with reh: With proper rehab, properly fitted acl brace, physical therapy with strengthening exercise and rehab following surgery.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor answered
37 years experience Sports Medicine
Usu. 6-12 months: It usually takes an average of 6 months to 1 year to the patient is again fully functional.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Some tendon can be torn and heal with immobilization. Some tendons require surgery to put the tendon ends together for proper healing to take place.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 months.: A true knee dislocation can heal in 2-3 months, but you may need another 3-4 months of physical therapy. You should be seeing an orthopedic knee spec ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
6-12 months: Typically it really takes about 6 months for one to resume sports after an acl injury. But in some patients it can continue to improve for up to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on what: Kind injury, some could need surgery some could be treared with splint some damages may have lasting effect?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It does not heal: An acl ligament tear does not heal on its own. When an acl tears, the fluid inside the knee seals off the two torn ends of the acl and prevents them f ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Incision: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal. Even then they still will be tender and weaker than skin that has not been cut. Be patient and fol ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
4-6: Months upwards to a year in some cases.
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