ACL Post Op Month 5-6

ACL Reconstruction Postoperative Instructions

Months 5-6

Exercises:

You may begin weight training, concentrating on calf strengthening exercises, hamstring curls, and leg presses.  Avoid leg extensions as this may irritate the kneecap.

Agility Drills:

-          Begin lateral running.  Run ten, 40-yard dashes.

-          Begin running figure-of-8's.

-          Begin one-legged jumping.

-          If you are jumping rope, start to do one-legged and crossover jumps.

Other:

-          Continue to cool the knee as needed.

-          Continue patellar mobilization.

Sports:  

You may practice but avoid contact and avoid practicing at full level.  Do not play in any competitions.