Dr. Matava describes when a woman can return to her fitness routine after having anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
Typically, most surgeons allow patients to start light jogging in about three months, running in four months, doing various cutting drills and preparation for their particular sports at around four to five months and then finally return to sport at six months.
About Dr. Matava, M.D.:
Dr. Matthew J. Matava, M.D., is an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specializing in sports medicine, his clinical areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders.