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What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?
6-8 months: It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue used to reconstruct the acl. The meniscus is healed enought after 6 weeks to allow you to walk with out your knee locked in extension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more
Protect kneecaps: Knee cap cartilage wear is the issue. Patella compression force is 8 times body weight w jumping, and 3xbw during squats/stairs.Avoid inclines, declines, squats, lunges, stairmaster, leg presses as all increase pressure and harm worn patella cartilage. Idealized weight decreases patella load. Keep knees straight during all quad exercises. Crosstrain. Hams curls, calves, hips are all ok. ...Read more