I know there is probably something already on the board about this but cant find it....
Im a football player and i recently tore my acl and now there saying me illl be able to come back for the next football season...but ive heard acl surgury and recovery takes up to a year so how is that possible? just wondering and needed some other opinions im in a knee brace right now and wont get surgury for maybe 2 weeks til I get back home from college
justt needed some help thanks
Since the ACL is the most improtant ligament (connects femer to the tibia) The main function is to stop the forward movement of the tibia on the femur, in other words, it helps to stabilize the knee. Tha being said, since you are essentially rehabing a legiment and not a muscle, it's going to take quit a bit longer depending on how well you listen to your ortho. If your MRI revealed a tear, you need to find out what grade tear it is. If you are a grade 1, you're lucky, you could probably get away with a few months of rehab and then use a brace and start with some easy lateral runs. If you are grade 2, rehab might be tried but surgery is likely, grade 3, no choice but surgery. Find out what grade you're at.
When you first did it, were you doing hard lateral movements, come down on it hard and most important.......did you hear a "pop" and was there alot of swelling?