A 17-year-old female asked:
Is it physically possible to be clear from a acl reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft in 4 months?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Diagnostic Radiology 31 years experience
It depends: On a number of factors. How well you do in rehabilitation is critical. You should ask your surgeon.
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Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Short answer is NO: The long complicated answer is that the graft is still incorporating and healing at the 4-6 month mark. While you can certainly start some running and cutting type activities at 4 months, i certainly would not recommend football, bball, cutting type sports at the earliest until 6-8 months with full quad strength and 85% hamstring strength to provide protection.
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Last updated May 13, 2015
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