Often with knee injuries the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is damaged or torn. In fact, this is one of the most common knee injuries.Most ACL injuries occur during sports or activities that require sudden pivoting, change of direction or rotation of the knee
Although you can go home on the same day as surgery, recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is not a quick process. Recovery from ACL surgery takes time, but there are some actions you can take to make the process go as quickly as possible. If you had surgery, physical therapy first focuses on returning motion to the joint and surrounding muscles. This is followed by a strengthening program designed to protect the new ligament. This strengthening gradually increases the stress across the ligament. The final phase of rehabilitation is aimed at a functional return tailored for the athlete’s sport.