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ACL Reconstruction

What is ACL Reconstruction?

It is a surgical procedure used to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a major ligament in the knee responsible for stabilizing your knee.

I had an ACL reconstruction surgery, what next?

ACL rehabilitation after surgery is one of the most important aspects of your recovery. The quickest and most successful outcomes are gained when you seek the services of Physiotherapist with experience in treating this condition.

I have a torn ACL, what is the treatment?

It can be treated conservatively or surgically depending on the following factors:

  • Your age.
  • Regular participation in sports or activities that require an intact ACL.
  • Knee instability.
  • Your future plans.

If you don’t have knee instability and you don’t participate in activities that require a functional ACL, you don’t need ACL reconstruction surgery.

What is the goal of physiotherapy?

  • To reduce pain and inflammation.
  • To improve range of movement in your knee.
  • To restore normal muscle length, strength and endurance.
  • To restore you back to pre-injury state.
  • To minimise your chance of re-injury.

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