ACL Post Op Month 3

ACL Reconstruction Postoperative Instructions

Month 3

Incision:

Continue scar mobilization.

Brace: 

Discontinue.

Exercises:

1.            Extension:

-          Continue heel rolls.

-          Continue prone hangs.

2.            Flexion:

-          Continue passive flexion exercises.

-          Continue active flexion exercises.

-          Continue active assisted flexion exercises.

3.            Quadriceps:

-          Continue straight leg raises without the brace.

-          Continue quarter squats but perform them using the operated leg only.  (Remember to keep holding on for balance)

4.            Hamstrings:

-          Continue hamstring curls with ankle weights.

5.            Calf:

            -          Continue one legged calf raises.

6.            Aerobic: You may begin light, slow jogging on level dry surfaces (no grass) or jogging in place.  Start by jogging 2 minutes a day for the first week and increase slowly, working first on distance and later on speed.

Other:

-              Continue to cool knee as needed.

-              Continue patellar mobilization.

Sports:   

-              None