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Can I Do Yoga After Acl Surgery
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
Depends: probably can begin at about 3 months post op ...Read more
It's been 4 weeks since I had ACL reconstruction surgery. When will I be able to do yoga or hot yoga again?
Best to ask surgeon : that is a question best answered by your surgeon. Most likely it will be minimum of 6 months ...Read more
I had ACL surgery 12 yrs ago on my left knee. At a yoga last wed, i felt a small pop in that knee and now the outside is sore. Should i be concerned?
Complex topic: Traumatic re-rupture is most common cause of acl graft failure. Failed surgical result can be due to: non-anatomic position of the graft or residual laxity-both can predispose to tear of meniscus+cartilage damage-or to associated injury that was missed in 1st surgery; stiffness; infection, poor rehab, other causes. See an ortho sports medicine specialist, consider getting 2nd opinion. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stable knee: An acl reconstruction that heals well should provide you with a stable knee. Other variables such as the status of your knee joint cartilage and especially the status of your medial and lateral menisci also weigh heavily in determining your final degree of functional painfree recovery. Immediately postoperatively, you will have mild to moderate pain and swelling relieved by oral pain meds. ...Read more
Yes: In general, it is okay to shower. Each surgeon has his/her own preferences, so i would go by your surgeon's instructions. I generally let my patients shower the day after surgery. The small portal incisions usually heal enough after the first day so that the risks of infection or wound breakdown are quite rare. ...Read more
Knee will improve: There is a fair amount of pain for a few days and then it gets better. Your surgeon will discuss the type of graft he would like to use for you. The rehab takes up to 4 - 6 months to return to sport. Many patients are waiking without a limp in a few weeks. Many patients recover fully and can go back to sports. Often the outcome is determined by meniscal tears and arthritis which may be present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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