How long will recovery be?
Recovery takes place over a span of several months, patients can return gradually to certain activities without danger of injuring the knee again. Some patients can return to biking after three or six weeks, but it could take up to six or eight months to fully return to intensive sports.
How long will I stay at the hospital after surgery?
ACL repair is a same day procedure. Most patients are able to return home about two hours after the procedure.
Will I need crutches after surgery?
Yes. Depending on the extent of the damage the doctor may tell you to walk on crutches for about two weeks after surgery. If more extensive work is done, you could use crutches for six weeks. We suggest consulting our top orthopedists to find out what your body needs to recover.
Will I need physical therapy after surgery?
Its highly suggested to start physical therapy after one week. Recovery depends on how extensive was the procedure, it often takes a couple of months. Our top orthopedists will explain what exercises are best for you, that will help you strengthen the knee.
What results can I expect?
After the recovery process, patients can often return to the level of activity they had before the injury. We suggest on keeping contact with our top orthopedists to facilitate your recovery.