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What kind and duration of physical therapy is for ACL reconstruction?
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Roughly 6 months
This is not my strong suite, as i work with children exclusively.
But it is important to rehabilitate under the direct supervision of a skilled physical therapist. Typically the rehab is most intense in the first 6 weeks focused on restoring range of motion. Home exercise program is essential as well. Then several weeks of return to function and eventually sport.

In brief: Roughly 6 months
This is not my strong suite, as i work with children exclusively.
But it is important to rehabilitate under the direct supervision of a skilled physical therapist. Typically the rehab is most intense in the first 6 weeks focused on restoring range of motion. Home exercise program is essential as well. Then several weeks of return to function and eventually sport.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Variable
Physical therapy for acl reconstruction is quite variable and every surgeon has his/her own protocol.
Mine is more flexible. As long as you are meeting milestones of range of motion, and increasing quadriceps strength over the first six weeks, i don't required physical therapy. Between 3-4 months after surgery, work is based as much core strengthening as knee. The last step is proprioception.

In brief: Variable
Physical therapy for acl reconstruction is quite variable and every surgeon has his/her own protocol.
Mine is more flexible. As long as you are meeting milestones of range of motion, and increasing quadriceps strength over the first six weeks, i don't required physical therapy. Between 3-4 months after surgery, work is based as much core strengthening as knee. The last step is proprioception.
Dr. Allen Lu
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