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How long does it take to fully recover from a torn ACL injury?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Well

After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it.
Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com

In brief: Well

After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it.
Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
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In brief: 6-12 months

Typically it really takes about 6 months for one to resume sports after an acl injury.
But in some patients it can continue to improve for up to a full year.

In brief: 6-12 months

Typically it really takes about 6 months for one to resume sports after an acl injury.
But in some patients it can continue to improve for up to a full year.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It depends.

In our practice, if you undergo an ACL reconstruction, we release you back to all activities, including sports, at 6 months post-operatively.
That is after completing 6 months of physical therapy.

In brief: It depends.

In our practice, if you undergo an ACL reconstruction, we release you back to all activities, including sports, at 6 months post-operatively.
That is after completing 6 months of physical therapy.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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