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Physical Therapy After Acl Reconstruction
Very important: Having adequate therapy after acl surgery is very important. Your muscles have atrophied after being injured and immobilized. Your knee needs adequate range of motion and strengthening to recover adequately after acl surgery. ...Read more
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
Goal: normal motion: Prior to ACL reconstructive surgery, it is advisable to have a knee that is "ready for surgery". Ideally this means the initial swelling and stiffness have resolved, quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength has returned, and most importantly- full knee motion is regained. Maximization of these three variables preoperatively help limit the morbidity of surgery. Physical therapy can help this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Yes.! this is helpful to reduce edema swelling , improve range of motion , some strength and educate on future anticipated rehabilitation after reconstruction . It is always important for the patient to do prescribed home exercises in between their outpatient supervised therapy sessions to achieve the best surgical outcome . Good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 months is routine: Not all ACL injuries/reconstructions are the same. I routinely prescribe 12 wks of formal ptx after ACL reconstruction. Incremental reevaluations @ 1, 6, and 12 weeks allow this standard timeline of therapy to be adjusted to best suit the needs of each patient with a goal to reach maximal functional recovery for all activities of daily living by 3 months. A walk to jog program can begin @ 12 wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more
Extremely important: Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement. I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?
It depends: It depends on a host of factors. Some important factors are the pre- surgical condition of your quads and hamstrings, your overall general conditioning, whether this was an isolated injury or whether other structures (e.G pcl, medial meniscus, etc.) were also injured, amount of post-op swelling. There are many others. Range often as quick as 10 weeks or as long as 6 months. ...Read more
Maybe: There are many treatment philosophies after acl reconstruction. If your surgeon is able to take the time to go over your rehabilitation progress and instruct you on the exercises needed to restore function, the physical therapy is not needed. On the other hand, a physical therapist can often give you the time and attention needed to progress. ...Read more
3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember to ice, do gentle range of motion exercises and begin early strengthening as directed by you surgeon and carried out by your physical therapist. In time, the noises will resolve as you recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-12 mos: Acl: generally speaking. 12 wks for straight line jogging, 6 mos for pivoting activity. 12 mos for full recovery. Maybe a bit longer if allograft used. Meniscus: most meniscal surgeries are a meniscectomy rather than a repair. Meniscectomy recovery is about 1-2 months depending upon other factors. Meniscal healing after a repair is not a guarantee. It takes 6-12 months for full healing. ...Read more
How long after ACL reconstruction (patellar autograft) with medial meniscus repair and lateral meniscectomy can one start taking anti-inflammatories?
ACL rehabilitation: We believe all patients benefit from great pt after ACL treatment. It is best to mobilize the tissues early to reduce scar formation and to increase range of motion. Athletes lose less muscle and proprioception if training starts on day one after surgery. ...Read more
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