Frequently Asked Questions about ACL Surgery & Knee Reconstructions

How long does it take to recover from ACL Surgery?
How much does an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction cost?
What exercises do I need to do after my knee reconstruction?
When can I play sport after ACL knee surgery?
Why is my knee making a clicking or crunching noise?
Where can I find out what the whole ACL Surgery experience is really like?
How do I know which surgeons are good ones and where can I find them?
What is the success rate of ACL surgery?

How long does it take to recover from ACL Surgery?

The short answer is: it depends. And the reason it depends is because it can vary due to a number of factors. These factors include:

- Your muscle condition before acl surgery
- Whether any other injuries were sustained along with the torn ACL
- Your level of fitness
- The success of the ACL surgery
- How much physiotherapy treatment you receive after knee surgery
- How quickly you begin rehabilitation after ACL surgery
- The amount of exercise and training you do

It is widely believed that it takes 2 years for the new ACL to fully graft.

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How much does an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction cost?

To find about what costs are involved, read the following article: ACL Surgery - The Cost of a Knee Reconstruction.

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What exercises do I need to do after my knee reconstruction?

The full exercise and rehabilitation program following ACL Surgery can be found with step by step detailed instructions in the downloadable ebook found only at this website.

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When can I play sport after ACL surgery?

This can and will vary from one person to another.

If you are a professional athlete or sportsperson who's body is always in peak condition, you may find you are able to recover sufficiently to return to your sport within 5-6 months.

If you do all the physiotherapy and ongoing exercise/gym work that your surgeon and physiotherapist recommend, you may be able to return to your sport within 9-10 months.

If you do the physiotherapy and no ongoing exercise or gym work, you will probably need to wait 12 months before you can return to your sport.

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Why is my knee making a clicking or crunching noise?

There is a good chance that the clicking or crunching noise that also comes with some discomfort after ACL surgery is to do with your knee cap. The following article provides some helpful information on understanding more about this: Knee Clicking and Pain - 3 Things You Must Know About the Right Treatment For Your Knee

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Where can I find out what the whole ACL Surgery experience is really like?

The full knee reconstruction experience is detailed in the ebook found only on this website. It details the experience all the way from just before ACL surgery through the surgery experience, the post surgery recovery, the challenges, the steps of rehabilitation, the dangers you need to watch out for, the hurdles encountered on the recovery path, and the do's and dont's that will ensure you have every chance of a full and successful recovery and knee reconstruction experience.

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How do I know which surgeons are good ones and where can I find them?

The ebook that can be purchased and downloaded only from this website provides some useful tips on where to find out about the surgeons in your area, the ones with a good reputation, how to avoid the ones with a "not so good" reputation, and where to get a good referral that you can trust. It also provides an example of how to get an appointment or surgery date with the orthopedic specialist that you want without having to wait 3 months on their waiting list!

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What is the success rate of ACL Surgery?

Patients who have their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructed are more likely to have subsequent knee surgery if they are women, according to a study in the October 2009 TK issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

It is estimated that 6.5% of patients undergoing ACL surgery have to undergo another knee operation within 1 year.

You can find all the important statistics about knee reconstructions in the one place in the downloadable book that tells you all you need to know about knee reconstructions and ACL surgery.

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