After an ACL surgery many people worry that they have reinjured their ACL or torn their ACL graft. If you are worried about this know that it is a very common concern. You have gone through a stressful surgery and likely experienced significant pain and limitaiton in your movement. In your mind the worse thing would be if you injured the ACL graft and you now have to go through all of that again! Many people worry that simple activities such as bending and straightening their knee after surgery can damage the ACL. Others worry that simply by putting weight on their leg they may have damaged their ACL graft. These activities do not result in an ACL graft tear. In this video, Lauren Youssef, a physical therapy student from the University of Toronto, explains why retearing your ACL graft after surgery with normal movements and you recovery exercises is unlikely. If you would also like to learn about the ACL recovery timeline we have a great blog about that topic here.
To read the whole blog and learn more about ACL reinjury read Lauren's blog "Did I retear my ACL graft after surgery?"
Ensure that you do everything you need to do to recover after your ACL injury or surgery by downloading Curovate from the links below. Curovate is a physical therapy app that provides daily video-guided exercises for every day of your recovery. Curovate also tracks your progress and gives you the ability to measure your knee range of motion with just your phone.
If you need further customized assistance after your ACL surgery or ACL injury check out our Virtual Physical Therapy page to book your 1-on-1 video session with a physical therapist.
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- Is it normal to still have pain after an ACL reconstruction surgery?
- Should I be experiencing pain when I do my rehabilitation exercises?
- ACL Social Support
- ACL Recovery Timeline
- Why Should I Exercise before My ACL Surgery- the Importance of ACL Prehabilitation
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