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Acl Repair Meniscus Rehab
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
Average 1-2 hours: Average operative time for acl recon. Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 hours. Add 30 minutes for each meniscus repaired. ...Read more
What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?
6-8 months: It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue used to reconstruct the acl. The meniscus is healed enought after 6 weeks to allow you to walk with out your knee locked in extension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 2 weeks post op from meniscus and ACL repair. Will i need a brace after recovery to get back into ice hockey? I am a goalie. Thanks.
Not necessarily: After a full rehab program you most likely will not need a brace. The acl and meniscal should be good to go within 9 mos to 12 mos, some as early as 6 months post surgery. I have had some athletes prefer to wear one for prevention of further injury but it has not been proven to always be effective. ...Read more
When can I walk? Having ACL reconstruction, MCL and lateral meniscus repair. When can I go to work? Special needs teacher constantly standing. Thanks
25 days after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair,I hear my knee pop and crack when I bend my knee . Is this normal ?
Knee discomfort: I would expect this to be present after reconstruction but I would certainly pass it by my Ortho ...Read more
How long after ACL reconstruction (patellar autograft) with medial meniscus repair and lateral meniscectomy can one start taking anti-inflammatories?
I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?
Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you a re concerned talk to your doctor. ...Read more
17 yrd old athlete had ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair 1 yr ago, now I have sharp pain in bones, knee is now twisted, pain in every activity. ?
Get checked: By ortho who did the surgery. Hopefully that will help. ...Read more
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