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A 21-year-old male asked:

docs,im planning to have acl recons surgery,can you, please tell when can i walk without crutches after surgery?can my knee,ever be back to normalcy

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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Yes: Can walk without crutches 2 weeks following surgery. If surgery successful and uneventful, proper rehab and avoidance of activities that may damage knee , full recovery can be expected at 9 months.

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