Dr. Matava shares when a woman can go back to work after having anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
Well, if you have a desk job you can go back to work within about five or seven days depending upon your pain level and your need for narcotic pain medication. If you have a job that involves a lot of manual labor than you might be out three months because there is a risk for climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, things along those lines.
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.