Treatment for ACL tear
Fortunately, rehabilitation of ACL is highly effective in most cases . Recovery time usually takes 3 to 6 months depending on age of patient, lifestyle and degree of tear. At Hands of Hope NYC, we have seen the effect of hard-working patients committed to their rehabilitation and nothing beats a positive attitude and consistent work; which can greatly reduce recovery time.
Extremely serious cases might warrant surgery where a hole is drilled in the femur and tibia, remove the damaged ACL and replace it with a graft obtained from somewhere in your body or another body and is then anchored in by two screws.
Rehabilitation for ACL includes the same recommendations as found below for Patellar Femoral Syndrome and Meniscus tear along with as much rest as possible and use of crutches to avoid loading weight on the knee. Rehab for the knee depends on how the patient adapts to the procedure. Recent evidence-based articles prove that the earliest you start the rehabilitation , the better and faster results you get and that’s our optimal goal.
At Hands of Hope NYC we will work with you slowly but steadily to achieve full knee flexion and knee extension, step by step. We will retrain your muscles to give you the stability and strength you need for optimal performance.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your condition or recovery process!