We think that roughly 20% of patients who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery eventually suffer a second injury. How can you prevent tearing your graft or the ACL in your opposite knee?
Great blog. Thank you!
I am a 25-year-old female. I had my ACL reconstruction about 2 months ago using a patellar bone-patellar tendon-bone graft. Physio and rehab has been going really well, and I have started doing more heavy weight exercises. I am constantly worried about my graft failing or stretching because it happened to a friend of mine. What are the signs and symptoms that I need to watch out for which could signal that I’m harming my new ACL?
Thanks a lot!
I think that working hard with a physical therapist on regaining full strength, function, sport-specific activity and more can help you prepare for your return to sports, but it also gives you the best chance to avoid a second injury.
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