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How long is the rehab ACL knee surgery?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 3-6 months

Sometimes longer many varibles preop fitness post op goals type of repair fixation device used other injuires your surgeon can tell you best.

In brief: 3-6 months

Sometimes longer many varibles preop fitness post op goals type of repair fixation device used other injuires your surgeon can tell you best.
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine

In brief: Depends...

You may only need formal physical therapy for 2-3 months after acl reconstruction; return to high demand sports/activity generally takes 6 months' minimum; if you have allograft (cadaver graft), i often delay cutting/pivoting/agility/other high demand sports until ~9 months.
Talk to your surgeon about his/her acl rehab protocol, your activity goals; time in rehab also depends on how you progress.

In brief: Depends...

You may only need formal physical therapy for 2-3 months after acl reconstruction; return to high demand sports/activity generally takes 6 months' minimum; if you have allograft (cadaver graft), i often delay cutting/pivoting/agility/other high demand sports until ~9 months.
Talk to your surgeon about his/her acl rehab protocol, your activity goals; time in rehab also depends on how you progress.
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