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How long will I have physical therapy after an acl/meniscus surgery?

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Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
General Practice
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In brief: One to three months

If you are returning to normal activity, one to three months should be adequate.
If you are returning to sporting activities like skiing, basketball, etc. Then more therapy would be needed to fully benefit from the strengthening exercises.

In brief: One to three months

If you are returning to normal activity, one to three months should be adequate.
If you are returning to sporting activities like skiing, basketball, etc. Then more therapy would be needed to fully benefit from the strengthening exercises.
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
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Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 3 to 4 months

After having your acl reconstructed, with or without a meniscus procedure, a patient is typically in pt for 3-4 months and then an independant program working on strength, agility and sports ability for another 3-4 months.
Full return to sports in most cases is 6 to 9 months.

In brief: 3 to 4 months

After having your acl reconstructed, with or without a meniscus procedure, a patient is typically in pt for 3-4 months and then an independant program working on strength, agility and sports ability for another 3-4 months.
Full return to sports in most cases is 6 to 9 months.
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