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What can I expect during the recovery of ACL reconstruction?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rehab

Each surgeon performs that acl a little differently, but in general expect a week of rest, 5-6 weeks of range of motion exercises and quad activation, another 6 weeks of quad strengthening, 6 more weeks of rest with proprioception training.
Some surgeons allow you to do more at 4 months, i tend to keep you down until about 8 months before any pivoting actions.

In brief: Rehab

Each surgeon performs that acl a little differently, but in general expect a week of rest, 5-6 weeks of range of motion exercises and quad activation, another 6 weeks of quad strengthening, 6 more weeks of rest with proprioception training.
Some surgeons allow you to do more at 4 months, i tend to keep you down until about 8 months before any pivoting actions.
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