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What are the big differences in the rehabilitation of ACL reconstruction ?

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Graft/other path

Rehab following ACL reconstruction is typically dictated by the type of graft used and any injuries to other ligaments, menisci, or articular cartilage; when they require repair/reconstruction, associated injuries to these other structures often slow down the early postop rehab.
Autografts typically return sooner to high demand sports. Your surgeon should have a detailed postop rehab/pt protocol.

In brief: Graft/other path

Rehab following ACL reconstruction is typically dictated by the type of graft used and any injuries to other ligaments, menisci, or articular cartilage; when they require repair/reconstruction, associated injuries to these other structures often slow down the early postop rehab.
Autografts typically return sooner to high demand sports. Your surgeon should have a detailed postop rehab/pt protocol.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Physical therapy for ACL post-op patients is somewhat standard; the difference is the physical therapist and his/her likes/dislikes regarding exercise choices; and your overall medical history.

In brief: Depends

Physical therapy for ACL post-op patients is somewhat standard; the difference is the physical therapist and his/her likes/dislikes regarding exercise choices; and your overall medical history.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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