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A 33-year-old member asked:

If someone has a knee reconstruction is it possible for them to play sports that they did before?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Yes, but depends on: Final outcome of surgery will depend upon the degree and nature of the problem, and as determined by ortho. Ligament reconstruction 2-8 wks. Amount and intensity of weight bearing, returning to work, kind & intensity of activity/sports, may be few weeks. If cartilage gone, full recovery-never. May have to avoid spec sport, limit to low impact, change lifestyle. Follow-up with ortho will determine.
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Last updated Feb 13, 2013
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