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How long does it take to feel better after a knee ligament injury?

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It depends on how bad the injury is. Also, people heal at different rates.

In most cases, physical therapy can limit problems and speed your recovery. If you have an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, your doctor may recommend this after surgery.

While you recover, if your medical team agrees, you could take up a new activity that won't hurt your knee. For instance, runners could try swimming.

From: What Are Knee Ligament Injuries? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES   :

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:  ''Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear.'' 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:  ''Knee Ligament Injuries.'' 

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005.  Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.  The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

U.S. National Library of Medicine MedLine: ''ACL Reconstruction.''

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 16, 2016

SOURCES   :

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:  ''Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear.'' 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:  ''Knee Ligament Injuries.'' 

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005.  Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.  The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

U.S. National Library of Medicine MedLine: ''ACL Reconstruction.''

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 16, 2016

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