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Dr. Daniel Solomon Dr. Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How long does a partially torn ACL take to heal ?

How long does a partially torn ACL take to heal ?

Depends : If your knee is giving out, the partial tear may be more significant. If no giving way, you might be back within 6-8 weeks but must pass some functional tests before returning to sports. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. so if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Sider Dr. Sider
Sports Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly

I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly

Probably can rehab: If your 62, I don't think you need to have an acl reconstruction. If you have a grade 1 or 2 mcl sprain, it should heal over 4-6 weeks. Regarding the ACL, you still will have 3 other ligaments in your knee in addition to other stabilizers Once the swelling has gone down, you can begin rehab to regain your motion and increase your quad and hamstring strength ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel McGee Dr. McGee
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long does it usually take to recover from a torn acl?

How long does it usually take to recover from a torn acl?

It really varies.: Recovery from ACL tears vary greatly depending on the severity of tear, if it was surgically repaired or managed with physical therapy etc. Recovery can be as short as a few weeks but can also be months as each case is unique. Exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee are important for recovery and prevention of future injury. Results are promising with patience and a good rehab program. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long does it take to fully recover from a torn ACL injury?

How long does it take to fully recover from a torn ACL injury?

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. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Dr. Tal David Dr. David
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from surgery after a torn acl?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from surgery after a torn acl?

ACL recovery: Acl recovery is a long process. Depending on several factors, your recovery will probably require 6-9 months of activity modification. Having said that, most people can return to normal walking and standing much sooner. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew DeGruccio Dr. DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How long could a torn ACL arthroscopy procedure take?

How long could a torn ACL arthroscopy procedure take?

Varies: Average 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Depends on actual procedures performed which could include meniscal repairs and cartilage work. Possibly as long as 3 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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In terms of recovery time, which takes longer: a torn ACL or a broken arm?

In terms of recovery time, which takes longer: a torn ACL or a broken arm?

Variable: Depends on break and intervention. Acl in my office does not go back to sports for at least 4 months and a non op humerus depends on healing but at least 4steady months as well. ...Read more

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How long can you go with a torn acl?

How long can you go with a torn acl?

Varies: Depending on your activity level, your ability to rehab the knee, and also whether you play cutting sports (like tennis, basketball), it's actually possible to live with a torn acl. Here's a recent study on this subject: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa0907797?Siteid=nejm;keytype=ref;ijkey=g71wpxzkhwyf2;. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Stone Dr. Stone
Sports Medicine
years in practice
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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. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it normal to take a full year to recover form a torn acl?

Is it normal to take a full year to recover form a torn acl?

Possible: 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. It can take up to 9-12 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Dr. Joe Wilkinson Dr. Wilkinson
Orthopedic Surgery
40 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How long can a torn ACL be left untouched before it becomes permanent?

How long can a torn ACL be left untouched before it becomes permanent?

At time of injury: If the tear is complete, it is permanent at the time of injury, however, the instability can become progressively worse if untreated. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Will heat help heal a partially torn acl?

Will heat help heal a partially torn acl?

Superficially: It might help, but probably won't get deep into the knee. It's not going to do anything to help heal the ACL at all. Usually it depends on how big the tear is or if the ACL is retracted or not. If not planning surgery, check out Regenexx.Com for more info regarding Stem Cell therapy for ACL repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne Dr. Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Could you heal from a torn ACL without getting surgery?

Could  you heal from a torn ACL without getting surgery?

Acl does not heal: Acl tears do not heal on their own. Suergry is usually recomended for young active people. However, not everyone with an acl tear needs surgery. They are those who are sedentary, don't have gross instability of the knee with activities of daily living, and those without other injuries to the knee such as meniscus tears. About 10% are copers and can return to sports such as skiing. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How long can i use the stationary bike if i have a torn acl?

How long can i use the stationary bike if i have a torn acl?

@ 26 U should B -: -thinking of reconstruction, not how long U can ride a stationary bike. U should B able 2 ride as long as U R able & not aggravate Ur knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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I have a partial torn acl. How long till I am able to go to work after surgery?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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I have a partial torn acl. How long till I am able to go to work after surgery?

Depends: That depends on a number of items: the type of work you do, the method of acl reconstruction, and the graft choices. In some situations, it may take 4-6 months before returning to work. On the other hand, I have patients that are able to return to office work a couple days after an all-inside allograft acl reconstruction. Definitely ask your surgeon! ...Read more

Dr. Kirt Kimball Dr. Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Thomas Riney Dr. Riney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich Dr. Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me how long until i can play sports with torn acl?

Can you tell me how long until i can play sports with torn acl?

Most people : Are back to sports by 6 months. Certainly you can get back to running at 3 months and cutting around 4 months. It typically takes 6 or more to get back in good enough shape to compete in sports. ...Read more