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ACL Rehab Self Directed

The absolute cheat’s guide to ACL anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation This is information for those patients that have had surgery to reconstruct their ACL and wish to perform their own rehab. The best advice after surgery is to elevate your leg when at rest. This will be for about 2 weeks after surgery but especially [..]
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ACL Reconstruction

This is an operation to reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The ligament cannot be repaired in reality as it is usually so badly damaged that there is no tissue left to repair. In a small number of cases the bulk of the fibres are intact and the ligament may recover. The anterior and posterior [..]
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5 Strand Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

The 5 strand hamstring reconstruction of the ACL A fifth strand can be added to the standard 4 strand hamstring. This will increase the size of the graft giving greater strength and increased contact area. In my opinion this is closer to the shape, size, strength and position of the normal ACL. A 3rd strand [..]
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Immediate Post Op

ACL Reconstruction The Rehab Programme is available from our downloads page. The knee will be very swollen for the first few weeks. You will also have bruising and swelling going down the leg to the ankle Lie on the couch and keep your foot elevated 2 feet higher than your head for 2 hours a [..]
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ACL Post Op Guidelines

ACL Programme – General Guidelines The Rehab Programme is available from our downloads page. Ice and elevation in the early stages Partial weight bearing for 5 weeks on 2 Crutches 9 weeks after surgery – Cycling on a stationary bike 3 months after surgery – Slow Jogging 4 months after surgery – Steady Running 5 [..]
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ACL Overall

ACL tears and reconstruction. The Rehab Programme is available from our downloads page. The rate of anterior cruciate ligament injury goes up with the hours playing the sport and with the intensity. Team field sports like rugby, soccer, hurling and Gaelic football are considered high level sports which combine the risk of contact and non-contact [..]
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Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction

New techniques in Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction The Rehab Programme is available from our downloads page. The majority of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions use a single bundle technique. The gold standard used to be the bone tendon bone (BTB). This uses the central part of the patellar tendon. In the last 5 years the [..]
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