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How long does it take to recover from a posterior cruciate ligament sprain?

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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Usually 3 months

If the ligament is incompletely torn it usually heals in 2-3 months.
Complete tears or grade 3 sprains may require reconstruction. Functional instability is the determining reason for surgery.

In brief: Usually 3 months

If the ligament is incompletely torn it usually heals in 2-3 months.
Complete tears or grade 3 sprains may require reconstruction. Functional instability is the determining reason for surgery.
Dr. Greg Hicken
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 3 months

It depends on the level of severity, but healing usually progresses about 8% to 10% per week for 10 to 12 weeks.
You might recover from a mild injury in as little as 2 to 3 weeks, but typically its more on the order of 2 to 3 months. Physical therapy (rehab) is an important part of recovering as quickly and as fully as possible.

In brief: 3 months

It depends on the level of severity, but healing usually progresses about 8% to 10% per week for 10 to 12 weeks.
You might recover from a mild injury in as little as 2 to 3 weeks, but typically its more on the order of 2 to 3 months. Physical therapy (rehab) is an important part of recovering as quickly and as fully as possible.
Dr. John Ayres
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