ACL Surgery

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  1. Pbravo1

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    If you had ACL reconstruction, how long did it take you to start running? How long did it take before the surgeon cleared you?
     
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    5ish months, 9 months
     
  3. Pbravo1

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    Thanks.
     
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    It took me two and a half months or so--10ish weeks of rehab--to be able to run. I was cleared for sports and weight lifting that involves bearing stress in the legs at six months. However, I'm now seven months in, and the sharp pain that comes with activities like running act still acts as a deterrent from doing things I was able to before the surgery.
     
  5. Pbravo1

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    Well, that is not good. I have surgery in July & I need to do the CFA. How long are you running before you get the pain?
     
  6. Cadet 2018

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    I have had 3 ACL surgeries over the past 4 years and I can personally say that the pain has completely gone away for me. Running is not a problem and pretty much each time after surgery the pain went away around 3 months afterwards just for running. Now sprinting and cutting (like for your shuttle run) might take a little more time, but just keep at it and the pain will go away and strength will return. PM me if you have any questions
     
  7. EPH13

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    The pain (which never gets beyond a pretty tolerable level) usually sets in after the 4 or 5 mile mark, and it is diminishing in magnitude over time. My running path is pretty hill, so you can also factor that in.
     

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