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Safety measures post acl surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   yes doc
User :   i had and acl surgery recently
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so wht r the precaution should i take
Doctor :   You should take rest for 6 weeks
Doctor :   And after that slow rehabilitation should be done with Physiotherapy quadriceps strengthening exercises
User :   the surgeon told me tht she have grafted the a new ligament using screw..
Doctor :   Yes. That is the procedure done
Doctor :   Hence rest is mandatory.
User :   ok. but i can now bend my leg upto 90 deg
User :   or more
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes, but restrict your movements till 6 weeks to give rest to the joint.
User :   so how long will it take to get fully fit and running
Doctor :   It will take atleast 2 months to
Doctor :   2 1/2 months
Doctor :   minimum
User :   doc told me to walk with the help of the srtech
User :   for to month
Doctor :   Yes, you should not bear weight with the leg involved in surgery.
Doctor :   4-6 weeks is advised

Doctor :   Use a Western toilet and use the walker always
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