Can I do yoga after ACL surgery?

YES. I did and be sure you are healed. While yoga will increase your strength and flexibility please remember that your quadriceps strength will be significantly diminished one leg to the other and therefore your balance will be off. So be careful on the one leg poses!

Related Questions

I had ACL surgery 12 yrs ago on my left knee. At a yoga last wed, I felt a small pop in that knee and now the outside is sore. Should I be concerned?

Maybe. Even knees that have never had acl reconstruction can pop. You should be concerned if the knee continues to hurt or feels in any way unstable like it did before you had the acl injury. You should also be concerned if the knee locks or feels as if it catches repeatedly. Read more...
Lateral meniscus? Could be a lateral meniscus tear or a piece of cartilage from the end of the femur. At any rate, if it persists for more than a week seek attention from an orthopedist. Read more...

When ACL surgery failed?

Acl failure. Acl graft can fail for many reasons. Usually it's a repeat injury. Other reasons can be discussed with an orthopedic surgeon. Read more...
Complex topic. Traumatic re-rupture is most common cause of acl graft failure. Failed surgical result can be due to: non-anatomic position of the graft or residual laxity-both can predispose to tear of meniscus+cartilage damage-or to associated injury that was missed in 1st surgery; stiffness; infection, poor rehab, other causes. See an ortho sports medicine specialist, consider getting 2nd opinion. Good luck! Read more...

When ACL surgery failure?

Technical reasons. Less then optimal position of the graft in the femur and tibia can result in loss of motion, laxity and failure then again you tore the one you were born with and you can tear a graft. Seek guidance from an experienced knee surgeon. Read more...
Complex topic. Traumatic re-rupture is most common cause of acl graft failure. Failed surgical result can be due to: non-anatomic position of the graft or residual laxity-both can predispose to tear of meniscus+cartilage damage-or to associated injury that was missed in 1st surgery; stiffness; infection, poor rehab, other causes. See an ortho sports medicine specialist, consider getting 2nd opinion. Good luck! Read more...

What can I expect post ACL surgery?

Stable knee. An acl reconstruction that heals well should provide you with a stable knee. Other variables such as the status of your knee joint cartilage and especially the status of your medial and lateral menisci also weigh heavily in determining your final degree of functional painfree recovery. Immediately postoperatively, you will have mild to moderate pain and swelling relieved by oral pain meds. Read more...

What happens after I get ACL surgery?

ACL surgery. You will likely be on crutches for 1-3 weeks. You will likely be enrolled in a rehab or physical therapy program. You will likely use a brace to protect the knee for the first several months. Read more...

What can I expect when having ACL surgery?

Rehab. Acl surgery is usual done as an outpatient. Pain is controlled with ice, medications, and anesthesia pain pumps. Half the battle for success is a good surgeon doing it right. The second half is on the patient to be dedicated to a defined rehab protocol for about 6 months. Read more...
Knee will improve. There is a fair amount of pain for a few days and then it gets better. Your surgeon will discuss the type of graft he would like to use for you. The rehab takes up to 4 - 6 months to return to sport. Many patients are waiking without a limp in a few weeks. Many patients recover fully and can go back to sports. Often the outcome is determined by meniscal tears and arthritis which may be present. Read more...