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How long after ACL knee surgery do I need physical therapy?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: About 3 months

Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery.
The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation.

In brief: About 3 months

Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery.
The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Depends

That depends on your doctor's preference.
Most surgeons recommend starting home exercises soon after surgery, and typically physical therapy begins within the first two weeks and can last for 3-6 months after surgery.

In brief: Depends

That depends on your doctor's preference.
Most surgeons recommend starting home exercises soon after surgery, and typically physical therapy begins within the first two weeks and can last for 3-6 months after surgery.
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
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