ACL Bone-Patella-Bone Reconstruction
Keys to a Successful Outcome
Crutches should be used after surgery until the patient feels safe walking without them.
Ice should be used liberally for the first two weeks
The graft construct/knee is weakest and most susceptible to failure about 6 weeks from surgery. After that, it starts to heal in and become stronger.
*Brace may be removed for sleeping after first post-operative visit (day 7-10). Crutches can be used until it is safe to walk without them.