Sports Conditioning – Post Surgery ACL Exercises

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) provides function and stability for the knee joint.  Located in the front center of the knee, the ACL, along with the PCL, connects the thigh bone(femur) to the lower leg bone(tibia).  The ligaments provide resistance and range of motion, keeping the tibia positioned below the femur, neither too far forward or backward.

Sports medicine offers a variety of surgical reconstruction options for torn ACLs.  After ACL reconstruction, rehabilitation is required to return the athlete to sports activity.  The rehab process is long, typically 6 to 12 months, and requires hard work and commitment.

The following video provides some quadriceps strengthening and range of motion exercises that can be done immediately after surgery.

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