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When will swelling go down after an ACL surgery?

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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6 weeks or longer

Duration of swelling after ACL surgery is a function of several items including: 1.
Duration and extent of rehabilitation efforts 2. Avoidance of patello-femoral overload during rehabilitation 3. Associated injury especially chondral injury at time of initial injury 4. Presence of associated meniscus injury resolution in 6 weeks is excellent but can last much longer.

In brief: 6 weeks or longer

Duration of swelling after ACL surgery is a function of several items including: 1.
Duration and extent of rehabilitation efforts 2. Avoidance of patello-femoral overload during rehabilitation 3. Associated injury especially chondral injury at time of initial injury 4. Presence of associated meniscus injury resolution in 6 weeks is excellent but can last much longer.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 2-6 weeks

Typically, the swelling will subside in 2-6 weeks, but may take longer if a patient does not progress with physical therapy.

In brief: 2-6 weeks

Typically, the swelling will subside in 2-6 weeks, but may take longer if a patient does not progress with physical therapy.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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