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When after ACL surgery can you come off crutches and start to walk?

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Dr. Mark Galland
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In brief: Ask surgeon

This question depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control.
4) pain, 5) swelling. Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. Note that any meniscal repair may slow your ability to put weight on your leg to protect the repair, but is worth it in the long run (prevent arthritis). Hope this helps.

In brief: Ask surgeon

This question depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control.
4) pain, 5) swelling. Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. Note that any meniscal repair may slow your ability to put weight on your leg to protect the repair, but is worth it in the long run (prevent arthritis). Hope this helps.
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