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Are There Rehab Exercises Can I Do For A Torn Acl
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I avoid ACL surgery? I live normal lifestyle. I can not walk on my right leg as had ACL Tear on 11th April. I am ready to go for rehab if surgery
It depends on age &-: - activities you engage in or what work you do. If a brace helps you can try that. ...Read more
Knee motion & quads: Most ACL tears may require reconstruction. Early home therapy is routinely geared toward preparing your lower extremity for surgery. Quadriceps exercises are excellent. Simple repeated bending and straightening your knee once tolerable also helps decrease swelling, keeps the joint from getting stiff, and keeps the cartilage or joint lining healthy. The default position at rest is full extension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?
Closed chain : Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed chain exercises. Closed chain exercises include lunges and squats. The feet are on the ground and not moving, the exercises involve multiple joints, and the forces are compressive across the joint, which is better for a healing ACL reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brace it: Many people elect not to reconstruct a torn acl but want to continue to exercise. So to help your knee stability there are acl braces that are specifically designed to reduce the shifting forward of your shin bone under your thigh bone. This is what the acl normally functions to do. You need an orthotist to properly fit you and teach you how to properly adjust it to your knee. Ask your ortho doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a torn ACL & need to lose about 100 lbs. I have my eating down but need to slowly add some exercise but not sure what will be ok w/knee issues?
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