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What types of exercise should be avoided after an acl reconstruction?

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Dr. Merrick Wetzler answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Varies : Initially after acl reconstruction you are placed in a brace with the knee locked in extension. Pt starts soon afterwards. Most doctors agree to avoid leg extension (open chain) exercises since this may put unwanted stress on the knee. Once you have restore function to the knee you twisting and cutting exercises maybe started around 3 months and return to sports 6-9 months depending on things.

Answered 1/4/2013

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