Patient Comments: Torn ACL - Recovery

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Comment from: tohllyd, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: December 09

I tore my ACL (left knee) in January 2013, I did surgery in august 2013, and I started physiotherapy 2 weeks after my surgery. My torn ACL was replaced with hamstring craft, I started walking slowly with knee support 48 hours after the operation. Though my first contact with the floor was so painful I was asked to move around with the help of two nurses. Then 72 hours later I had another try which was better than the first one and I was discharged from the hospital that same day. When I joined physiotherapy I started static cycling, hamstring raises while lying down on the flat floor, etc. Four weeks later I started calf raises, knee press, squats, toe walk, heel walk, cycling, hamstring raise with 1/2 kg weight, leg extension, etc. and I also joined a local swimming pool for hydrotherapy. Now it's December, I still feel some pain in my knee but I feel stronger every week and I have also started jogging.

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