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What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine

In brief: 6-8 months

It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue used to reconstruct the acl.
The meniscus is healed enought after 6 weeks to allow you to walk with out your knee locked in extension.

In brief: 6-8 months

It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue used to reconstruct the acl.
The meniscus is healed enought after 6 weeks to allow you to walk with out your knee locked in extension.
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Variable

Protocols vary a great deal, but typically the meniscus needs about 12 weeks to heal before aggressive range of motion and strengthening can begin.
Typically 6-8 months before return to cutting sports is required.

In brief: Variable

Protocols vary a great deal, but typically the meniscus needs about 12 weeks to heal before aggressive range of motion and strengthening can begin.
Typically 6-8 months before return to cutting sports is required.
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