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Is it easy to tear an ACL if I long board all the time?

Is it easy to tear an ACL if I long board all the time?

No: The ACL torn is from an injury not overuse. Injuries occur with falls and you are more likley to fall when tired or distracted, when using a new board, going out in rough. If you are surfing or participating in any sporting endeavor, there is always the risk of knee injury and that includes ACL tear, but you can minimize the risks by being alert, careful, and staying healthy. ...Read more

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Why do ACL tears take so long to heal?

Why do ACL tears take so long to heal?

The ACL: is a major stabilizer for the knee and as such if the knee is in constant movement while injured, the fibers take alot of regular amounts of stress. What you are dealing with is the constant movement of injured fibers in contact and out of contact with each other resulting in slower healing. Consider stem cell therapy to help heal faster and fully if surgery is not planned. Check Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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How long would it until you are truly healed from tearing your acl?

Variable: This is variable from person to person...Take derrick rose for example. Most people are able to return to their desired activity by 6-9 months. Discuss this time frame with your surgeon as it will depend on their protocol. ...Read more

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If you tear your acl, how long does it take to heal if you don't have surgery?

If you tear your acl, how long does it take to heal if you don't have surgery?

It doesn't: The acl cannot heal on its own. It often scars down around the surrounding structures, but it does not return to normal function without a reconstruction. However, the decision to reconstruct is a very personal and individual decision that should be discussed with your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon / sports medicine surgeon. Take the time to go over your own situation with the surgeon! ...Read more

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Why is recovery time for an ACL injury so long?

Why is recovery time for an ACL injury so long?

Graft maturation: Besides regaining motion and strength after ACL reconstruction, your knee takes a long time to fully recover because the graft that is used to replace your torn ligament needs to incorporate into the bony sockets drilled to hold the graft. The graft also takes time to literally become a ligament. Cutting sports are usually not recommended until after the 4th to 6th month after surgery. ...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 will recovery time be for an ACL injury?

How long will recovery time be for an ACL injury?

6 months.: Assuming you have surgery to reconstruct your torn ACL, you would be cleared for all activities, including sports, 6 months after surgery. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for ACL tear repair surgery?

How long is the recovery for ACL tear repair surgery?

6 months.: In our practice, we use 6 months as a time frame for completing postoperative physical therapy and returning to sports activities. Different doctors use different protocols. ...Read more

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How much time will an ACL tear recovery last after surgery?

How much time will an ACL tear recovery last after surgery?

6-9 months: Typically ACL recovery takes 6-9 months from the time of surgery to being able to return to full activity without limitations. Your progress through your rehabilitation sessions will also determine if you need more time to recover. ...Read more

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Does partial tear of ACL require surgery for long term relief?

Does partial tear of ACL require surgery for long term relief?

Depends on: degree of tear, degree of your impairment from the injury, your level of activity, propensity for re-injury, your occupation, etc. If you currently have swelling and are unable to bear weight, it sounds like a serious injury. ...Read more