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Complete Acl tear in Right knee
Hi, My husband got complete ACL tear in right knee - 2 weeks before. What is the best time to do ACL reconstruction? 3 weeks or 6 weeks after tear.. And does surgery really required??
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Generally 3 weeks. Minimum time is 3 weeks, but there is no maximum limit. As it is a reconstruction, where the ligament is replaced.
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Can start with knee strengtheing exercises  hamstring/quadriceps. Depends on the recovery .Don't rush .
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The guidelines are to re-assess the knee after 6 weeks. The examining surgeon will check for instability. If the knee is unstable, considering an active person and middle age, reconstruction is the best option. If the knee seems stable, initial physiotherapy can be done for 4-8 weeks. Routine day to day activities won't be affected. Running and other higher activities may be problematic. If so, again surgery has to be considered. It is not an emergency or urgent surgery.
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Continue to avoid putting weight. Use ice packs through the day. Exercises like STATIC QUADRICEPS EXERCISES, CALF PUMP EXERCISES TO BE DONE
Health Tips
Avoid heat application to knee Avoid weight bearing till 4 weeks minimum Use pain killers as required.
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