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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 8-9 months

An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded.
However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports.

In brief: 8-9 months

An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded.
However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recovery time varies

Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care.
Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.

In brief: Recovery time varies

Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care.
Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.
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Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 4-9 months

4 months for low demand, non-sports activity and up to 9 months for full recovery and return to high-impact, pivoting or jumping, contact sports.
This is assuming no other joint damage, such as a torn cartilage or other ligament tear was present.

In brief: 4-9 months

4 months for low demand, non-sports activity and up to 9 months for full recovery and return to high-impact, pivoting or jumping, contact sports.
This is assuming no other joint damage, such as a torn cartilage or other ligament tear was present.
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