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I'm three weeks out from ACL reconstruction. How long until I should get be able to reach full extension?

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Dr. Marc Siegel
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 3-4 weeks

Need to gain full extension in 4-6 weeks post acl especially btb graft.
Need to have pt get on it imediatly. Use prone hangs, extension board, no pillows under bend of knee.

In brief: 3-4 weeks

Need to gain full extension in 4-6 weeks post acl especially btb graft.
Need to have pt get on it imediatly. Use prone hangs, extension board, no pillows under bend of knee.
Dr. Marc Siegel
Dr. Marc Siegel
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Now, ASAP

It is important to have full extension soon after surgery since scar formation can prevent extension and can necessitate further surgery.

In brief: Now, ASAP

It is important to have full extension soon after surgery since scar formation can prevent extension and can necessitate further surgery.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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