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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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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


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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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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

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How difficult is it to recover from a torn acl?

How difficult is it to recover from a torn acl?

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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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

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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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Will it be possible to recover from injuries like torn ACL much quicker in future?

Will it be possible to recover from injuries like torn ACL much quicker in future?

Progress: Is inevitable, as has happened with knee surgery already! lesser and lesser invasive, or new therapies entirely are likely in many areas including orthopedics. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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

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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

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I'm only 18 & have a torn acl. Will i be able to run after recovering from surgery?

I'm only 18 & have a torn acl. Will i be able to run after recovering from surgery?

Fairly: successful in replacing the ACL. However that said, the new ACL has no nerve supply going to it so you may not know if you re-injure it in the future. Secondly the way the ACL is replaced in our current surgical options, its not the same place as before and therefore the stress on the knee can increase causing degeneration in the joint as well. Consider Regenexx Stem Cell therapy options. ...Read more

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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

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Can a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus cause long term knee damage?

Can a torn ACL  and partially torn meniscus cause long term knee damage?

Yes: Without surgical rx of both acl & meniscus. U r left with serious mechanical & instability issues in ur knee that will lead 2 wearing of the joint surfaces and arthritis early on. @ ur young age it needs to b fixed now. ...Read more