What is rehab like after ACL surgery?

Our patients start working on their rehabilitation right away, with the goal of building strength, restoring motion and returning to their pre-surgery level of activity. Each person’s recovery is very individual, so we try to remind patients to do their best, while also taking physical therapy very seriously. Physical Therapy’s purpose is to help you get back into great condition, but you will have to make the effort to do your exercises on your own time. A patient may be in physical therapy for 6-8 weeks, depending on their physical condition prior to surgery.

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