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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. 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


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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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