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How can I strengthen a torn acl?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: You can't

All you can do is strengthen the muscles supporting the knee but it will never replace the function of the ACL and your knee will suffer.

In brief: You can't

All you can do is strengthen the muscles supporting the knee but it will never replace the function of the ACL and your knee will suffer.
Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. Marc Schneider
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: You can't directly

When an acl is completely torn, it doesn't have the ability to heal or "strengthen" itself.
However, by strengthening the major muscle groups around the knee i.e. Quads and hamstrings, some patients are able to compensate for the instability caused by the torn acl.

In brief: You can't directly

When an acl is completely torn, it doesn't have the ability to heal or "strengthen" itself.
However, by strengthening the major muscle groups around the knee i.e. Quads and hamstrings, some patients are able to compensate for the instability caused by the torn acl.
Dr. Marc Schneider
Dr. Marc Schneider
Thank
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