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

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6-9 months

Depending on the progress of your rehab, it typically takes 6-9 months for full recovery to get back to sports.

In brief: 6-9 months

Depending on the progress of your rehab, it typically takes 6-9 months for full recovery to get back to sports.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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