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How do I get exercise when I have a torn acl?
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Brace it
Many people elect not to reconstruct a torn acl but want to continue to exercise.
So to help your knee stability there are acl braces that are specifically designed to reduce the shifting forward of your shin bone under your thigh bone. This is what the acl normally functions to do. You need an orthotist to properly fit you and teach you how to properly adjust it to your knee. Ask your ortho doc.

In brief: Brace it
Many people elect not to reconstruct a torn acl but want to continue to exercise.
So to help your knee stability there are acl braces that are specifically designed to reduce the shifting forward of your shin bone under your thigh bone. This is what the acl normally functions to do. You need an orthotist to properly fit you and teach you how to properly adjust it to your knee. Ask your ortho doc.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: There are many ways.
After an ACL tear, it is important to keep fit and flexible.
You can continue to work the knee, especially with hamstring exercises that will help reduce the knee instability brought on by the ACL injury. An ACL brace can allow you to do running, but avoid cutting and contact sports. Also, continue to do upper body work and work your healthy other knee on a stationary bicycle.

In brief: There are many ways.
After an ACL tear, it is important to keep fit and flexible.
You can continue to work the knee, especially with hamstring exercises that will help reduce the knee instability brought on by the ACL injury. An ACL brace can allow you to do running, but avoid cutting and contact sports. Also, continue to do upper body work and work your healthy other knee on a stationary bicycle.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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