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Offline w3rty00

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acl reconstruction 5 weeks post op
« on: January 04, 2014, 08:54:22 PM »
Hi its been 5 weeks since I have had acl reconstrution along with mcl repair and meniscus clean up
my leg extension laga 15 degrees as of now.
is this ok or I shid be worried?
plz reply as I read on some other websites tat people achieve 0 degrees in 5 weeks.
really scared

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Re: acl reconstruction 5 weeks post op
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 06:01:11 PM »
Everyone's progress after ACL reconstruction is different, so try not to judge yourself against what other people have or haven't achieved at this point. The best thing to do if you have concerns about your extension is have a chat to your physiotherapist or OS about what else you can do to improve it (there are many exercises for working on extension - I'm sure you've been doing some of them already) and ask if there's any cause for concern at this point.

It could be that this is just a slower aspect of recovery for you, or it might be something that needs more investigation. Only a medical professional can say for sure which of these it is.
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA