How long does ACL reconstruction surgery take?

Average 1-2 hours. Average operative time for acl recon. Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 hours.
Variable. There is no need to rush a surgeon, and the operative time can be quite variable depending on the graft choice and whether we use your own tendon. I have done a complete all-inside acl reconstruction in less than 30 minutes, but a 2 hour acl reconstruction would not be considered long.

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On average, how long will ACL reconstruction and grade 3 MCL tear surgery take to recover?

ACL recovery. Most recent records that a large number return to sports BUT almost never to a previously demanding level. So, you first answer is NEVER. But return to lesser demands hold be three months since ligaments mature (get stronger) more slowly. For contact sports, non-professional and professional I would prefer 6 months off. Full muscle restoration is a prerequisite (sine qua non.) Read more...

What are the cause (s), possible outcomes (both good and bad), and best cure for a granuloma at the lower surgery incision point of an allograft ACL reconstruction? How long should it take to recover from the granulomatous? The granuloma began oozing c

Tough question. This is not an easily answered question. Most diagnosis of granulomas distal to an acl reconstruction have a high potential for being an infection. Some of these are continuous with the graft, fixation, and even the joint. Because of this, a careful examination along with imaging is often needed to assess whether an extensive debridement versus graft removal is necessary. Read more...
Granuloma. This may be due to a foreign body under the skin from the operation. It will usually resolve quickly after it is removed. Read more...

Hw long one not feel pain after ACL reconstruction. Surgery?

It take about 6 week. This operation is painful, because we do a lot, shaving the old ligament, taking the graft installing the graft. So it take a while before pain is gone. Read more...
All depends on- -ability to handle pain, as everyone is different, & also depends on what your surgeon’s preferences. Read more...

How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before I can start training again?

ACL reconstruction. Check with your orthopedic surgeon regarding restrictions and quality of acl reconstruction strength, it should start progressively. Pt should start asap after your acl reconstruction. Read more...
Immediately. Your "training" should resume immediately after your acl reconstruction. Only now it will be more in the form of rehab for the acl and any additional core or upper body training that you are currently doing. Read more...

After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms after the surgery!

Acl. Depends on number of factors . Graft type, repair type , range of motion and pt results. Would leave this up to your surgeon- pt testing could also answer this question. Read more...
Completion of PT. Return to sport should not be attempted until you have completed a criteria-based acl rehab protocol under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Talk to your surgeon. Read more...

How long before I can walk after my ACL reconstruction surgery?

Right away. The acl reconstruction should be strong enough to walk on immediately after surgery. Other factors such as quad muscle inhibition after surgery along with other concurrent procedures may limit the walking. Read more...

How long will it be before I can start walking again after my ACL reconstruction surgery?

Variable. Every surgeon has his/her own preference for returning to walking and weight bearing, so ask your surgeon! for my reconstructions, i typically allow full weight and walking on the day of surgery. It is aided by crutches until the quad muscles can adequately function to allow walking. Normal working without a quad inhibition can take anywhere from a few days to a few months after surgery. Read more...

How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before I play again?

6-9 months. Depending on the progress of your rehab, it typically takes 6-9 months for full recovery to get back to sports. Read more...
Avoid cutting 4-6 mo. Most surgeons recommend against a return to full cutting and contact sports until 4-6 months after surgery. Only then has adequate time passed to allow for adequate quadriceps strength and knee motion to return along with adequate maturation of the graft that was used to reconstruct the torn acl. Read more...

How long can physical therapy for ACL reconstruction surgery be?

6 weeks to 6 months. This varies on the type of surgery and severity of associated knee injuries. Initially, physical therapy is critical to help regain full range of motion (2-6 weeks). Later, therapy is imperative for regaining strength, flexibility and agility. This period depends on the type of activity you desire to return to and can vary from 6 weeks to 6 months. In general, therapy should last several months. Read more...
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 more...