What type of physical therapy should be done after an ACL replacement surgery?

Physical Therapy. Make sure you rehabilitate your newly repaired knee with a certified physical therapist. They will help you strengthen the muscles around your knee, and teach you a home exercise program of appropriate exercises to work the knee appropriately.

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Is physical therapy necessary before ACL surgery?

Goal: normal motion. Prior to ACL reconstructive surgery, it is advisable to have a knee that is "ready for surgery". Ideally this means the initial swelling and stiffness have resolved, quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength has returned, and most importantly- full knee motion is regained. Maximization of these three variables preoperatively help limit the morbidity of surgery. Physical therapy can help this process. Read more...
No. In some cases it can be quite helpful, but with most acute injuries it is not needed. Read more...

How important is it to attend physical therapy after ACL surgery?

Usually mandatory. Most surgeons that reconstruct torn anterior cruciate ligaments (acl) require physical therapy in some form or fashion for at least 6-12 weeks. Most insurance companies approve such therapy as they realize the evidence-based research that supports the utility of therapy to maximize functional recovery after major reconstructive surgery of the knee. Initial focus of therapy is motion and strength. Read more...

What kind of physical therapy activities are common after ACL surgery?

ROM/Strength. The first things to do will be to begin range of motion exercises. Then there will be strengthening exercises. This is very important to begin to get you back to as normal or better than your were. Work with your therapist and work hard. Read more...
Several. After acl surgery your surgeon will direct your physical therapist to progress you through a structured program designed to regain your knee motion a strength. Read more...

How long will I have physical therapy after an acl/meniscus surgery?

One to three months. If you are returning to normal activity, one to three months should be adequate. If you are returning to sporting activities like skiing, basketball, etc. Then more therapy would be needed to fully benefit from the strengthening exercises. Read more...
3 to 4 months. After having your acl reconstructed, with or without a meniscus procedure, a patient is typically in pt for 3-4 months and then an independant program working on strength, agility and sports ability for another 3-4 months. Full return to sports in most cases is 6 to 9 months. Read more...

I am recovering from an acl/ PCL reconstructive surgery. I am 8 weeks out and want to know some physical therapy exercises I can be doing to help?

Physical therapist. Proper rehab following acl/pcl reconstruction should be under the direction of your physical therapist and surgeon, they will guide you through the dos and donts. Everyone's recovery will vary. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...