What should I do after the ACL surgery?

Patients are usually required to follow physical therapy after this procedure. That’ll help to strengthen the muscles and ligaments.

In most cases, patients are allowed to go home the same day after their ACL reconstruction procedure. You’ll probably have to use crutches to keep the pressure off your knee. Before you leave the hospital, you’ll learn how to change the dressing on your wound.

Your doctor will provide you with the necessary aftercare instructions. As the wound begins to heal, you should begin your physical therapy, following your doctor's evaluation. After that, you should be able to return to your regular activities within a few months. 

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