Recovering from Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction surgery can be an ordeal or it can go smoothly. There are a few things you need to know about a speedy recovery. The initial recovery requires physical therapy and consist of range of motion (ROM) exercises. You should have the guidance of a physical therapist. ROM exercises are important to regain the flexibility of the ligament, prevent or break down scar tissue from forming and reduce loss of muscle tone. Some examples of ROM exercises consist of straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions.
One method of preventing muscle loss is the use of isometric exercises. These exercises put zero strain on the knee. You'll need some time, approximately six weeks, for the bone to attach to the graft. One of the more important benchmarks in recovery is the twelve weeks post-surgery period. After this, the patient can typically begin a more aggressive regimen of exercises involving stress on the knee, and increasing resistance. It’s bad enough having the doctor tell you that you need ACL surgery.(anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction) What's worse is having the surgery for ACL and then falling and re-injuring yourself because your crutch tips slipped on wet, snowy or icy surfaces.
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