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Can I do yoga after ACL surgery?

Can I do yoga after ACL surgery?

YES: I did and be sure you are healed. While yoga will increase your strength and flexibility please remember that your quadriceps strength will be significantly diminished one leg to the other and therefore your balance will be off. So be careful on the one leg poses! ...Read more

Dr. Allen Lu
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Acl Reconstruction (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Lateral meniscus?: Could be a lateral meniscus tear or a piece of cartilage from the end of the femur. At any rate, if it persists for more than a week seek attention from an orthopedist. ...Read more

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When ACL surgery failed?

When ACL surgery failed?

Acl failure: Acl graft can fail for many reasons. Usually it's a repeat injury. Other reasons can be discussed with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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When ACL surgery failure?

When ACL surgery failure?

Technical reasons: Less then optimal position of the graft in the femur and tibia can result in loss of motion, laxity and failure
then again you tore the one you were born with and you can tear a graft.
Seek guidance from an experienced knee surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I expect post ACL surgery?

What can I expect post ACL surgery?

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

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What happens after I get ACL surgery?

What happens after I get ACL surgery?

ACL surgery: You will likely be on crutches for 1-3 weeks. You will likely be enrolled in a rehab or physical therapy program. You will likely use a brace to protect the knee for the first several months. ...Read more

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Is it ok to shower after ACL surgery?

Is it ok to shower after ACL surgery?

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

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What can I expect when having ACL surgery?

What can I expect when having ACL surgery?

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 more

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What is the fastest way to recover from an ACL surgery?

Patience: Unfortunately, the acl graft takes around 6-8 months at the earliest to completely incorporate and return to full strength. It means that any time before 8 months, there is a risk of retearing or partially retearing the acl. Recovering from the actual surgery itself is much quicker, and early range of motion and quad strengthening can return you to an excellent baseline function. ...Read more

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Is their any alternative of ACL reconstruction surgery?

Is their any alternative of ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Strengthen the hamstrings and exercise only on the treadmill. That's about all the high impact activities you could do after an acl tear. ...Read more

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I am having my ACL surgery in a months time any advice would be great, should I be concerned?

I am having my ACL surgery in a months time any advice would be great, should I be concerned?

Expect Hard Work: 80% of the outcome is dependent on good post-op therapy. Early active range of motion, weight-bearing as tolerated usually at first. Strengthening with closed chain exercises can start within the second month. By 4 months, it is possible to return to competitive sports if the therapy effort has restored 80% of thigh strength. Surgery takes 2 hrs., and is outpatient usually. ...Read more

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Microfracture and ACL surgery?

Microfracture and ACL surgery?

Good options: Acl reconstruction at your age is a good option if you have knee instability. Only a small percentage of patients (copers) do well without surgery. Micro fracture at the same setting to address small cartilage defects is fine, but an oats procedure maybe better, where. Cartilage plugs are harvested from another area of the knee and implanted to the affected area. Check with your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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When can you run after ACL surgery?

Depends: This is dependent on a few things including your physicians protocol, and quad strength. The protocol I follow begins light straight line jogging at three months post op. Consult with your physician and/or physical therapist. ...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?

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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Pain and stiffness after ACL surgery?

Pain and stiffness after ACL surgery?

Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery I would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Will I need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Will I need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Not usually: If you mean a catheter for your bladder the answer is not usually. Some surgeons have the anesthesia doctors (with the patient's permission) perform a nerve block on the operative lower extremity to help with postop pain control. Sometimes a small catheter is placed into the skin at the site of the nerve block to allow the numbing medicine to go in over a few days. ...Read more

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How might you lose weight after ACL surgery?

Diet and exercise: Losing weight after acl surgery is no different than losing weight any other time. Watch your calorie intake, eat healthy (lean proteins, lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid sugary and/or alcoholic drinks, avoid carbs), and of course exercise regularly and increase your overall activity level (i.e. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away, etc). ...Read more

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When can I start walking after an ACL surgery?

When can I start walking after an ACL surgery?

When your md says: Every case is different
usually it will be 6 weeks before you will be able to take off your brace, crutches and start to walk normally. ...Read more

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How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

Running`: I usually tell my acl patients to wait 3 months before running. They usually have been on a bike for at least 6-8 weeks by that time. You should ease into it by running a block or two and then walking a block. Most patients can get back to running fairly quickly at that point. Always listen to your knee especially if it swells. ...Read more

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When will swelling go down after an ACL surgery?

When will swelling go down after an ACL surgery?

2-6 weeks: Typically, the swelling will subside in 2-6 weeks, but may take longer if a patient does not progress with physical therapy. ...Read more

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How much pain should I feel post op ACL surgery?

Depends: That depends on a number of factors: 1) allograft or autograft - when using your own tendon (either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon), the donor site (where we get the tendon) typically hurts more than the acl reconstruction. 2) type of acl reconstruction - some surgeons are performing "all-inside" acl reconstructions that have significantly less surgical pain, 3) individual pain tolerance. ...Read more

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How to deal with extreme pain during ACL surgery?

How to deal with extreme pain during ACL surgery?

Simple steps: Don't over-do it. Follow your doctor's directions. Use pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication (example: advil), keep leg elevated, use ice as needed for swelling. Be patient! ...Read more

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What are some cardio ideas for ACL surgery recovery?

Isometric exercises: During recovery from surgery, start with isometric exercises to accommodate rest/recovery. Follow your surgeons instructions regarding therapy for your knee. At most gyms there are rowing and cycle type machines that work your arms only. Check in with your surgery team and make a follow up appointment. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to be showering after ACL surgery?

Is it safe for me to be showering after ACL surgery?

Maybe: You should check with your surgeon. For my patients I let them shower 24hours after surgery. Some physicians like to wait longer, to make sure you don't get an infection or fall in the shower and hurt your knee again. ...Read more

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How soon after ACL surgery can I begin driving again?

How soon after ACL surgery can I begin driving again?

Acl: You could drive within a week. As long as your pain is under control and you are able to move your knee and foot comfortably you should be okay to drive. ...Read more

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When should I start walking normally after ACL surgery?

Ask your doctor: The surgeon has a timetable for your progression through rehab, and you should stay in contact with that office. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more