An increasingly common knee injury these days is a ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Over the last 5-10 years some new techniques for reconstructing this ligament have become more widely accepted. The following is some information regarding the most common types of reconstructions that are offered and how the rehabilitation differs between them.
Initial Rehabilitation (0-4 weeks)
Ice (2 bags x 20 minutes)
Extension to 0
Set stretch exercises and massage from a physiotherapist
Aim for no crutches
Aim for no splint
Walking drills with a physiotherapist
Stage 1: Prescribed by your hospital physiotherapist Stage 2: Prescribed and progressed by your outpatient physiotherapist
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