A member asked:

I'm three weeks out from acl reconstruction. how long until i should get be able to reach full extension?

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

3-4 weeks: Need to gain full extension in 4-6 weeks post acl especially btb graft. Need to have pt get on it imediatly. Use prone hangs, extension board, no pillows under bend of knee.

Answered 4/29/2013


Dr. Allen Lu answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Now, ASAP: It is important to have full extension soon after surgery since scar formation can prevent extension and can necessitate further surgery.

Answered 7/5/2015



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