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How long does it take to recover from an ACL injury?

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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: 3-6 months

Most patients are walking well by 3 months.
I allow patients to return to preinjury activities at 6 months with a sports brace. Full recovery with incorporation of the graft takes 2 yrs.

In brief: 3-6 months

Most patients are walking well by 3 months.
I allow patients to return to preinjury activities at 6 months with a sports brace. Full recovery with incorporation of the graft takes 2 yrs.
Dr. Greg Hicken
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6 months

It takes a long time to recover from an ACL reconstruction.
Your surgeon might let you retunr to competitive sports at 6 months, but a longer delay e.g. 7 to 9 months is not unusual. Physical therapy (rehab) is an important part of returning to activities as quickly and safely as possible.

In brief: 6 months

It takes a long time to recover from an ACL reconstruction.
Your surgeon might let you retunr to competitive sports at 6 months, but a longer delay e.g. 7 to 9 months is not unusual. Physical therapy (rehab) is an important part of returning to activities as quickly and safely as possible.
Dr. John Ayres
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