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A 45-year-old male asked:

Im 45, complete tear in my acl partial tear in my mcl and meniscus, waiting for surgery , to know what is the recovery time after surgery n do i need ?

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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Varies: The recovery time for a standard ACL is usually 6-12 months, however, that will vary based on physical demand, overall general health, and fitness goals. Speak to your surgeon about this. S/he will have more insight in providing you personalized care.

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