acl reconstruction and meniscus repair

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Hi i am due to have acl reconstruction and meniscus repair what would be the recovery time as im also due for carpul tunnel surgery can anyone give my any info thanks graham.

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    no clue, but whatever you do at physio do at home as much as you can
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    Hi it's usually at least 18 months for ACL construction, only know this as a friend threw netball ruptured her ACL and had it reconstructed. I have teared my meniscus by playing netball, and has been just over a year, and still can't play again yet. My consultant said it will at least be a year for it to heal and settle down. I go to psyio once a week which really helps. Luckily I diden't need surgery.

    As 2faroboy said keep up with the pysio at home as well after surgery and when you do attend physio. A good idea is to write down any questions you want to ask your consultant, as you usually forget lol, like I did on many occasions. Hope all goes well and keep us updated after your surgery

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      For the carpal tunnel it's much easier. You usually wear a splint 7-14 days and then can use the hand for light activities. Not much need for PT
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    Full recovery for ACL reconstruction is generally 9-12 months.

    Best of luck.

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    thank you all for the info i will keep you informed after my surgery hopefully it will go well thanks again
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    Hi all had my opp on the 22nd feb it took 3hours my surgeon said i would have no movement for two weeks its only been 6 days and i have 90 degree movement is this normal and i have a dull toothache like pain even after taking pain killers.
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