Dr. Johnson shares when a woman will regain her full range of motion following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
Full range of motion in your knee is something your surgeon is going to tell you is very important to your outcome. So it is something you are going to work on pre-hab. What do I mean by pre-hab? Pre-ACL surgery, and we are going to immediately focus on it after surgery. But in general, our goal is to have full motion of the knee, anywhere from four weeks to eight weeks after ACL surgery.
So definitely by your eight-week mark after ACL surgery, you should be able to walk in the doctor’s office without a limp.
About Dr. Johnson, M.D.:
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles and his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Johnson is currently Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. His clinical interests include arthroscopy, knee and shoulder reconstruction and the double-bundle procedure for ACL repair.
Dr. Johnson was named among the Top Doctors for Women by Women’s Health magazine in 2008.