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Done ACL surgery. Will I be able to straighten my leg fully with exercise?

Hey I had a ACL surgery may 30th this year, and I still can t put my leg fully straight, it s like between -9 to -15 degrees for extension but at least i have my full flexion . My doctor told me he put it tight because it s my 2nd surgery, but do you think i will be able to straighten my leg fully with exercise and hard work with the physiotherapy with time? Is there exercise you recommend for it to go faster? Because i go to the physio and we get more extension but it only last for like a couple of hour, than it comes back at like -15.
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

After ACL surgery, if you follow the rehabilitation programme properly you can achieve full range of motion.

So I advice you to consult your physical therapist and do regular physiotherapy under his/her guidence.You can full extension of knee with good exercise.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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