Can I play sports after an ACL surgery?

The rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction is long, grueling, and often harder than the actual surgery itself. Clearance for sports participation can be expected about 6-9 months after surgery. Improvement in knee function continues for up to a year after surgery with increased sports participation.
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The studies show return to sport occurs in about 82-95% of patients. Return to preinjury level of participation is reported at about 63%. Fear of re-injury is the most common reason cited for a reduction in or cessation of sports participation.

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Ashvin Dewan

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