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When can I play football after a torn ACL and meniscus ?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: It's Possible

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. Obviously 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. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies.

In brief: It's Possible

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. Obviously 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. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 8-9 months

Typically after an acl and meniscus tear, you are really unable to perform any cutting/pivoting maneuvers.
Each time you attempt it, the knee rotates without the acl to prevent the rotation. Each time it injures the meniscus and cartilage more. Ideally, football would be out until 8-9 months after an acl reconstruction without without a meniscus a repair.

In brief: 8-9 months

Typically after an acl and meniscus tear, you are really unable to perform any cutting/pivoting maneuvers.
Each time you attempt it, the knee rotates without the acl to prevent the rotation. Each time it injures the meniscus and cartilage more. Ideally, football would be out until 8-9 months after an acl reconstruction without without a meniscus a repair.
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