What exactly will my doctor do at my post op ACL surgery?

Typical protocol for. Me is bracing in hinged brace. Dressing off at 4-7 days and then you can shower. Stitches out at 14 days. All the while therapy in the brace and wean out of brace 4-6 weeks once quad strength has returned. Crutch use typically is done by 2-3 weeks. Then pt 2-3 times a week until about 2-3 months.
Ask your doctor. You must talk with the doctor that did your surgery. Typically the first post op visit will be a would check and discussion of what took place during your operation. Continue ice and elevation to reduce swelling. Ask when you being range of motion exercises and physical therapy. Ask how long you should use crutches and bracing so you know and do not over do it.

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How much pain should I feel post op ACL surgery?

Depends. That depends on a number of factors: 1) allograft or autograft - when using your own tendon (either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon), the donor site (where we get the tendon) typically hurts more than the acl reconstruction. 2) type of acl reconstruction - some surgeons are performing "all-inside" acl reconstructions that have significantly less surgical pain, 3) individual pain tolerance. Read more...

I am 7 weeks post op on my ACL surgery if I can't bend at the degree I am supposed too cam it undo my surgery success?

ACL. Assuming your surgeon positioned your graft properly...Then yes, you will have a less than perfect outcome if you do not get full motion (especially extension). Keep working hard with pt! Read more...
Not typically.. I like to have my patients bending their knee to 90 degrees by about 4-weeks or sooner in a simple acl reconstruction. You typically will never have as much "bend" on the surgical leg compared to the other one. Read more...

For ACL surgery, should I have it done in my small town or wait 2 months for a well-known doctor to do it?

See a specialist. I fully admit my bias-i am a fellowship trained sports medicine specialist in a large academic center, but thatswho i would see if i tore my acl. Techniques in acl surgery have evolved in recent years. You should have an in depth talk re graft choice, rehab, any associated meniscus or cartilage injuries. 2 months seems like a longer than usual wait-maybe call again/call around? Good luck! Read more...

Had ACL surgery yesterday. Do I be aggresive n walk more on my walker? Cuz it pains. I am cautious from my side. But doc say no need to worry. Plz guide

ACL Reconstruction. . Knee is protected with locked knee brace after surgery and it is in flexed position. I allow my patient to walk but not put weight on it for 3 weeks. However pt is started according to acl protocol. Read more...

I had ACL surgery 3 weeks ago and just noticed a little white thread sticking out of my incision. Should I pull it out? I have tried to pull on it a little, but I got scared. Should I pull it out, or cut it, or just go to the doctor?

This . This is usually an absorbable stitch that has not yet dissolved and is making its way out of your knee. I tell my patients to pull as much out as possible and then cut flush to the skin. However, certainly it would be safest to discuss this with your surgeon though. Your doctor or their staff will likely remove the stitch for you. Read more...
Suture/stitches. Typically, sutures/stitches are placed just below the skin. These suture knots can sometimes "stick out" of the incision. You should have your doctor evaluate this as you don't want to risk the incision opening up or getting an infection. Read more...

How to create my own medical soccer shoes? Because I did ACL surgery and my doctor advice me to get one

Orthotics . See a foot specialist and have orthotics made. That will make ur regular soccer shoes custom. Read more...
Make own shoes. Depending on your stance position a custom orthotics may be the answer. Custom shoes can be made. Read more...