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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: torn ACL and fracture: recovery time


 njr2431 - Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:52 am

I have torn ACL in the left knee it has snapped at the top of the tibia and taken some bone with it, I had surgery 20.12.08 to screw the bone back in place. Just want to know how long recovery time should be and if i will regain all movement?
I can not straighten my leg fully and cannot bend past about 45 degrees.
any help appreciated.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:03 pm

User avatar Hello,
This is considered an ACL injury with avulsion fracture.
Generally, six-eight weeks for the bone to heal and then rehab for the knee.
Was the ACL damaged beyond the avulsion fracture?
Any damage to the ACL itself?

Knee flexion and extension will improve with time and effort once the surgeon approves of ROM exercise. Control of edema is important.
As you regain motion (which should return to normal), strengthening exercise will commence.
Your physical therapist will guide you through the rehab.

Take care and let us know how your recovery goes.

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