I had an ACL reconstruction on my fight knee, what are the best excercises for rehab?

Quad and hamstrings. Typically, the quadriceps and hamstrings which are the secondary stabilizers of the knee are strengthened following acl reconstruction. Depending on the time from surgery and what type of graft and protocol your surgeon follows, an exercise program focused on these muscle groups as well as riding a stationary bike form the cornerstone of treatment.
Biking. Biking is a great way to help regain range of motion and strength after ACL reconstruction. Later in the rehab process, lunges and squats would be appropriate. But it is important to progress slowly and with proper form. I highly recommend that you seek guidance from a physical therapist who can help with your exercise progression and technique.

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Hi Dr, I had ACL surgery in April 2015. I have done all the rehab. However my knee continues to have effusion. What do I do?

See orthopedist. If you are still having swelling/effusion a year after surgery, I would follow up with your orthopedic surgeon. It is possible that there is something new going on, because the swelling from the surgery should have resolved months ago. Read more...

I have had an ACL reconstruction done in nov 2011. Is it ok for me to do yoga? Is it necessary to avoid bending knee beyond 90 degrees?

Shoul have full ROM. You should have full motion and relatively few restrictions at this point. Best to talk to your surgeon about what specific restrictions you should follow-often depends on associated pathology (meniscus, articular cartilage, other ligaments), graft type (auto vs allograft), and progression through prior phases of rehab. Also ask about using a derotational brace for activity. Good luck! Read more...

I had an ACL reconstruction surgery through arthroscopy technique in 2009 on right knee. I twisted the knee a bit n it swelled up for 2 days?

Swelling. swelling usually is a sign of trauma and it is one of the ways your body heals. If the swelling persists you should seek medical attention. If the swelling decreases that is a good sign the problem has resolved itself. To be sure see your doctor. Read more...

Hello, Had an acl reconstruction with hamstring 1.5 years ago. Skied yesterday and today knee is painful going up/down stairs. Not swollen. Retorn?

Probably not. Without an accident or acute event, then it is not likely retorn. It is more likely some inflammation from the increased activity of skiing. Read more...
Likely not.. The only way you can re-tear an ACL is with an injury that you will compare to the first time you tore the ACL. It is not uncommon for someone even at a year out to have some pain after athletics. Remember, you likely have not skied since prior to the surgery so this is a new stress on your knee. If a knee swells it is a bad sign; yours in not so don't worry, but see your MD if it persists. Read more...