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A 35-year-old female asked:

When can i walk? having acl reconstruction, mcl and lateral meniscus repair. when can i go to work? special needs teacher constantly standing. thanks

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Dr. Mahesh Allam
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
6 to 10 weeks: Will need at least 6 weeks of rehabilitation. Consider a brace to stabilize the knee when you get back to work.
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Dr. Jason Rudolph
30 years experience
3 weeks: Usually after a meniscus repair you need to be non weight bearing for at least 3 weeks. With just an acl reconstruction, most of the tim e you will be walking by 2 weeks. Of course, it can be 6 weeks until you are walking relatively pain free.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2016

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