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How long does ACL tear rehab usually take?

How long does ACL tear rehab usually take?

Depends: Following an ACL reconstruction post tear, the rehab usually involves three months of regular physical therapy, then some follow up as needed. Our physical therapist then will do a three month sports/functional test to see whether you can be discharged from pt or if you need to continue. Overall, it take a whole year for the graft to mature, so some pt may be needed off and on during that year. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Does an ACL tear still heal if you don't do rehab?

Does an ACL tear still heal if you don't do rehab?

ACL Reconstruction: Yes, you can still have an acl reconstruction. Acl tears do not heal on their own & having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifestyle in the years to come. The acl is a major knee stabalizer, and can provide security to your knee that may prevent further damage to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, articular cartilage, meniscus, & bones when compared to a "loose knee" ...Read more

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How much time taken for rehab after ACL reconstruction?

ACL Rehab: It depends on the graft used to reconstruct the acl as well as the technique used by the surgeon. Generally people go to therapy for 3-6 months and are able to return to sports in 6-9 months. ...Read more

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What are the big differences in the rehabilitation of ACL reconstruction ?

Graft/other path: Rehab following ACL reconstruction is typically dictated by the type of graft used and any injuries to other ligaments, menisci, or articular cartilage; when they require repair/reconstruction, associated injuries to these other structures often slow down the early postop rehab. Autografts typically return sooner to high demand sports. Your surgeon should have a detailed postop rehab/pt protocol. ...Read more

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Is rehab needed before ACL surgery?

Is rehab needed before ACL surgery?

See below: Yes.! this is helpful to reduce edema swelling , improve range of motion , some strength and educate on future anticipated rehabilitation after reconstruction . It is always important for the patient to do prescribed home exercises in between their outpatient supervised therapy sessions to achieve the best surgical outcome . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What is rehab like after ACL surgery?

Necessary: After a severe injury to the knee like an ACL injury & subsequent surgery, the knee is weakened, swollen, painful, and in need of major healing. Without thearpy, one may not gain all of the potential that is left in that injured knee. It may be painful to go through the rehab, but it is necessary. With the right therapy, supervision & medications, you should do well. Work hard. It's worth it! ...Read more

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What to do for rehab after ACL injury?

Motion.: Generally speaking, getting your range of motion back is a high priority when you start your rehab. Every doctor has a preferred protocol for rehab. Please check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Ask your P.T.: Wobble(or balance) are great tools for stability training; but best to ask your physical therapist if you should be using one. ...Read more

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Are there rehab exercises can I do for a torn acl?

Are there rehab exercises can I do for a torn acl?

Yes: Get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who will refer you to a physical therapist. Pt will work with you on best exercises to strengthen the knee without further damage. This will optimize your function whether or not the next step is surgery. ...Read more

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