How long will rehabilitation after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament be?

2-3 months. Intensive therapy to regain range of motion, reduce swelling and then regain strength will last between 2-3 months. Long term strengthening will be necessary, for best results, for up to 1-2 years after surgery. This long term strengthening can be done at home or at the gym.
ACL Rehab. It depends on the type of acl graft used and the technique your surgeon uses. Generally people are in therapy for 3-6 months after surgery. People are usually able to return to sports in the 6-9 month range.

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Pt 4 acl? I just had a arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on my left knee?

Yes. Physical therapy is needed after acl reconstruction. Some surgeons begin pt immediately, while others may wait a week or 2 after surgery to start. Pt will regain motion, and strengthen the leg. Read more...

About how long would it take for an anterior cruciate ligament to heal?

Several months. Torn anterior cruciate ligaments (acl) are routinely reconstructed via surgery. The graft used to replace the acl is placed in bony sockets or tunnels and secured with various forms of fixation devices. True healing only occurs when your body incorporates the graft biologically via strong bonds where the ligament touches the bone and the ligament matures and becomes strong--this takes 3-6 months. Read more...

How long should anterior cruciate ligament injury last?

Depends. If a complete acl tear is not surgically reconstructed, the injury never heals back together. Sometimes without surgery, patients have enough stability to function fairly well. Surgery is performed when indicated to reconstruct the torn ligament. Read more...

How will having anterior cruciate ligament injury affect my long-term health?

Depends on multiple. Anyone with a cruciate injuriy responds differently depending on a lot of factors, like age activity/demand levels; athletic status overall and specifically the status and shape of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles and also concurrent injury to other knee structures. Read more...
Unknown. The real answer depends on many factors. The long term affects of a knee that is acl deficient is one of a higher probability of damage to cartilage (the tissue lining the ends of your bones), meniscal tears (cushion pad between two bones in your knee) and even an increased risk of arthritis. Read more...

How long does it take to recover completely from a anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Variable time. If you choose non-operative treatment, usually within 6 wks the swelling will gone and the motion will be normal if you work at it. Regaining full strength may take several months. If you continue to play sports after this you may still have a very unstable knee as a complete acl tear does not heal. If surgery is chosen, the typical time for full safe return to sports is around 9 mos to 1 year. Read more...

About how long does it usually take for an anterior cruciate ligament strain to heal?

6-12 weeks. An incomplete, but functional, acl tear usually takes approximately 6-12 weeks to heal. A nonfunctional acl tear may require surgical reconstruction. Read more...

How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?

Depends. There are many variables that will effect the time necessary to recover enough to return to sports including the graft used, fixation techniques and the biases of the surgeon. Because some studies suggest return to sports prior to 9 months post surgery may increase the risk of reinjury, i prefer to have my patients wait 9 months. That is not to say some athletes have been able to return quicker. Read more...
Jogging by 3 months. Recovery after acl reconstruction needs to be patient-specific. No 2 knee injuries are exactly alike. In general, we use 3 months as 1st waypoint whereby basic jogging is allowed. Cutting sports and running full speed are not usually allowed before 4.5 to 6 months after surgery, again depending upon how your affected lower extremity compares to the normal knee with strength, motion, and endurance. Read more...
Depends. Recovering from an acl surgery follows a specific time course depending on how well you progress through physical therapy. The one factor that you can't control is how long it takes for your graft to incorporate, and to "ligamentize", which can be anywhere from 4 to 8 months or more depending on the choice of graft tissue. Read more...

Where is the anterior cruciate ligament is located in the human body?

The knee. The anterior cruciate ligament is located directly in the center of the knee and is a major stabilizer of the knee joint. Read more...
Knee. The anterior ligament is found in the knee. The ligament attaches the femur to the tibia in what is called the intercondylar notch. Read more...