Results

Successful ACL reconstruction paired with rigorous rehabilitation can usually restore the stability and function to your knee. Within the first few weeks after surgery, you should strive to regain knee range of motion equal to that of your opposite knee. Athletes often can return to their sports after eight to 12 months.

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