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How long after acl knee surgery do i need physical therapy?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
About 3 months: Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery. The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation.
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: That depends on your doctor's preference. Most surgeons recommend starting home exercises soon after surgery, and typically physical therapy begins within the first two weeks and can last for 3-6 months after surgery.

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