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How long will rehabilitation after torn cruciate knee ligament surgery and why is rehabilitation needed? and how long after surgery return to sport?

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Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Ligament injury: Post surgical rehab can take up to 12 weeks. During that time your surgeon and physical therapist will work to improve range of motion, strength and stability of the knee. If you are an athlete, you may be looking at a total of 4 to 6 months after surgery before you can return to the level of strenuous activity as before. Advised to follow your restrictions and plan of care to the letter.

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