A 27-year-old male asked:
twenty eight year old male. i tore my acl in my left knee ten years ago. i have a very physicaly demanding job. how long will i be off from work?
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Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: If having surgery with no other co-morbidities or repairs, consider up to 12 weeks, if truly heavy demand. Much sooner for light duty, if available.
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Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
4-6 months: Depending on the specifics of your job, and depending on what else might be going on in your knee.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2018
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