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How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before I play again?

How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before I play again?

Avoid cutting 4-6 mo: Most surgeons recommend against a return to full cutting and contact sports until 4-6 months after surgery. Only then has adequate time passed to allow for adequate quadriceps strength and knee motion to return along with adequate maturation of the graft that was used to reconstruct the torn acl. ...Read more

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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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How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before i can start training again?

How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before i can start training again?

Immediately: Your "training" should resume immediately after your acl reconstruction. Only now it will be more in the form of rehab for the acl and any additional core or upper body training that you are currently doing. ...Read more

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After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms after the surgery!

Completion of PT: Return to sport should not be attempted until you have completed a criteria-based acl rehab protocol under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hw long one not feel pain after ACL reconstruction. Surgery?

It take about 6 week: This operation is painful, because we do a lot, shaving the old ligament, taking the graft installing the graft. So it take a while before pain is gone. ...Read more

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On average, how long will ACL reconstruction and grade 3 MCL tear surgery take to recover?

On average, how long will ACL reconstruction and grade 3 MCL tear surgery take to recover?

ACL recovery.: Most recent records that a large number return to sports BUT almost never to a previously demanding level. So, you first answer is NEVER. But return to lesser demands hold be three months since ligaments mature (get stronger) more slowly. For contact sports, non-professional and professional I would prefer 6 months off. Full muscle restoration is a prerequisite (sine qua non.) ...Read more

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How long does ACL reconstruction surgery take?

How long does ACL reconstruction surgery take?

Average 1-2 hours: Average operative time for acl recon. Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 hours. ...Read more

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How long before i can walk after my ACL reconstruction surgery?

Right away: The acl reconstruction should be strong enough to walk on immediately after surgery. Other factors such as quad muscle inhibition after surgery along with other concurrent procedures may limit the walking. ...Read more

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How long will it be before i can start walking again after my ACL reconstruction surgery?

How long will it be before i can start walking again after my ACL reconstruction surgery?

Variable: Every surgeon has his/her own preference for returning to walking and weight bearing, so ask your surgeon! for my reconstructions, i typically allow full weight and walking on the day of surgery. It is aided by crutches until the quad muscles can adequately function to allow walking. Normal working without a quad inhibition can take anywhere from a few days to a few months after surgery. ...Read more

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How long can physical therapy for ACL reconstruction surgery be?

How long can physical therapy for ACL reconstruction surgery be?

6 weeks to 6 months: This varies on the type of surgery and severity of associated knee injuries. Initially, physical therapy is critical to help regain full range of motion (2-6 weeks). Later, therapy is imperative for regaining strength, flexibility and agility. This period depends on the type of activity you desire to return to and can vary from 6 weeks to 6 months. In general, therapy should last several months. ...Read more

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I had an ACL reconstruction 6 months ago. After finishing PT my Dr said the graft is too long and my knee is unstable. Should I do another surgery ?

I had an ACL reconstruction 6 months ago. After finishing PT my Dr said the graft is too long and  my knee is unstable. Should I do another surgery ?

If it is 2 long-: -it's probably non functioning. Only way to get stability is to have it redone. Whether you should have a re do,it's up 2 you. If you can get by with a brace fine, but @ your age having it redone can save your knee from further damage from the instability. If it were me I would go for it. ...Read more