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Should I be concerned I still have inflammation post-op ACL reconstruction surgery? I still cannot bend it all the way too...

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Dr. Marc Dehart
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: ACL Stiffness

ACL surgery involves cutting skin, soft tissue and drilling bone.
Stiffness early on is common and rehab exercises are encouraged and may take 4 - 6 weeks to get back to near full motion. If redness, increasing swelling or drainage develops consider getting back with your surgeon. Postoperative pain and inflammation is a normal expected part of recovery and generally resolves with time.

In brief: ACL Stiffness

ACL surgery involves cutting skin, soft tissue and drilling bone.
Stiffness early on is common and rehab exercises are encouraged and may take 4 - 6 weeks to get back to near full motion. If redness, increasing swelling or drainage develops consider getting back with your surgeon. Postoperative pain and inflammation is a normal expected part of recovery and generally resolves with time.
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