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What can I expect for post ACL surgery therapy?

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Physical Therapy

You should begin a dedicated physical therapy protocol that has been time tested to help maximize range of motion of your knee while not placing your reconstructed acl in jeopardy.
You should discuss this with your ortho surgeon and schedule your first pt appointment before surgery.

In brief: Physical Therapy

You should begin a dedicated physical therapy protocol that has been time tested to help maximize range of motion of your knee while not placing your reconstructed acl in jeopardy.
You should discuss this with your ortho surgeon and schedule your first pt appointment before surgery.
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard Work

80% of the outcome is dependent on good post-op therapy.
Early active range of motion, weight-bearing as tolerated usually at first. Strengthening with closed chain exercises can start within the second month. By 4 months, it is possible to return to competitive sports if the therapy effort has restored 80% of thigh strength.

In brief: Hard Work

80% of the outcome is dependent on good post-op therapy.
Early active range of motion, weight-bearing as tolerated usually at first. Strengthening with closed chain exercises can start within the second month. By 4 months, it is possible to return to competitive sports if the therapy effort has restored 80% of thigh strength.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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1 comment
Dr. Christopher Brown
Return to sport is also dependant on graft and some delay return for sodt tissue grafts to 7 months
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