ACL Recovery Timeline

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Last updated: 18th June, 2018   Pre-Surgery Before You Have Surgery – [0 weeks] Pre-rehabilitation or prehab is a form of physiotherapy that begins before you schedule an ACL surgery to restore normal range of motion and quadriceps strength. Pre-rehabilitation is necessary for a successful recovery and returns to normal living. Post-Surgery Baby Steps – [0-4 […]

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How does a tendon graft grow into an ACL?


Last updated: 27th October, 2018  As discussed in our recent article, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgeries employ tendon grafts, such as the patellar tendon or hamstrings tendon, following which a new ligament grows on the tissue graft. The phenomenon of remodeling (or differentiation) of a tendon into a ligament is termed as “ligamentization”. Here, a […]

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Biodegradable Vs Metallic Screws for ACL Reconstruction

Last updated: 26th October, 2018  Reviewed by – Dr. Satish Reddy Many considering an ACL surgery have questions on what type of screws, biodegradable screws or metallic screws, would give the best outcome. There are many factors to be considered before choosing one. Let’s see the details about choosing the biodegradable screws or metallic screws for ACL Surgery. […]

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Single-bundle vs. Double-bundle ACL Surgery

Last updated: 26th October, 2018  Reviewed by – Dr. Satish Reddy Disruption of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is among the most frequent musculoskeletal injuries affecting physically active men and women. It is one of the most common sports injuries. ACL reconstruction surgery is a widely accepted approach for treating tears, but continues to evolve, with many […]

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