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How important is it to attend physical therapy after an ACL reconstruction?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very
After acl tear and reconstruction, it is very common to see loss of muscle bulk (atrophy) of the quadriceps group of muscles which is the main knee muscle above the joint.
These muscles need to be strengthened after acl repair. You will never find an athlete who undergoes acl repair/reconstruction who does not go through and extensive pt program.

In brief: Very
After acl tear and reconstruction, it is very common to see loss of muscle bulk (atrophy) of the quadriceps group of muscles which is the main knee muscle above the joint.
These muscles need to be strengthened after acl repair. You will never find an athlete who undergoes acl repair/reconstruction who does not go through and extensive pt program.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: ACL rehabilitation
We believe all patients benefit from great pt after ACL treatment.
It is best to mobilize the tissues early to reduce scar formation and to increase range of motion. Athletes lose less muscle and proprioception if training starts on day one after surgery.

In brief: ACL rehabilitation
We believe all patients benefit from great pt after ACL treatment.
It is best to mobilize the tissues early to reduce scar formation and to increase range of motion. Athletes lose less muscle and proprioception if training starts on day one after surgery.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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