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Offline nomisyoung

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Acl Recon Patella Graft
« on: January 09, 2016, 06:09:30 PM »
Hi all,

I'm due a acl Recon soon, just scouring the net for any advice, tips, experience etc

I'm self employed as a landscape gardener and as such I've given myself 4 weeks off work once I've had the surgery, now currently I'm in very good shape physically, my acl is only partially torn but limits my flexion and sometimes gives me grief at other times.

I am able to run still, in straight lines only obviously, hoping having strong legs will benefit me in the post op period?

Main thing I'm trying to grasp is what's the likelihood of me being able to return to work after 4 weeks, or am I being too ambitious?

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks, Simon

Offline Scubagrl4

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Re: Acl Recon Patella Graft
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 03:28:23 AM »
Because you do physical work, I would recommend 6 weeks out. Just my two cents.
4/14/14 L ACL rupture, grade 2+ MCL tear
6/6/14 ACLr allograft
9/4/14 MUA
10/6/14 LOA/AIR, synovectomy, lateral/medial retinacular release, partial lateral menisectomy, chondroplasty, deep tissue
biopsies.
11/20/14 insufflation, MUA
10/19/15: LOA/air, PLM, chondro, synovectomy, med/lat releases