ACL - Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Reconstruction Surgery is Done For Injured Ligaments of the Knee.Most ACL injuries happen during sports and fitness activities that can put stress on the knee:
Suddenly slowing down and changing direction (cutting)
Pivoting with your foot firmly planted.
Landing from a jump incorrectly.
Receiving a direct blow to the knee or collision, such as a football tackle.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery should be done because of following reasons:
If you have also torn a meniscus or if you have torn more than one ligament then surgery to reconstruct your ACL is likely to be your best option.
People who choose not to have an ACL reconstruction are at high risk for secondary injuries such as a meniscus tear or an injury to the cartilage or cushioning on the ends of our bones. Both of these injuries dramatically increase your risk for developing Arthritis in the knee.
After the Surgery ACL Rehab Exercises for 2-4 weeks should be done like :
Build range of motion (ROM) to zero to 110 degrees.
Start heel slides: Sit on the floor with legs outstretched. Slowly bend the knee of your injured leg while sliding your heel/foot across the floor toward you. Slide back into the starting position and repeat 10 times.