Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 2/8/13
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Orthopedists weigh in on Rajon Rondo's recovery from ACL reconstruction surgery. In a statement from an L.A. based out-patient surgery center, doctors who perform the same surgery Rondo is expected to go through talk about what he can expect and how long his recovery should take. ACL reconstruction involves replacing the torn ACL with a graft, either from a tendon in another part of the leg or from a donor. After removing scar tissue that has formed from the ACL tear, the graft is fixed to bones in the knee joint with screws. At La Peer Health Systems, ACL reconstruction is performed arthroscopically as an outpatient procedure. Patients go home the same day of surgery. Physical rehabilitation typically begins the day after ACL reconstructive surgery. The rehabilitation program aims to manage swelling, develop muscle control, and restore strength and range-of-motion in the knee. Full recovery from ACL surgery can take from 9-12 months, depending on the level of activity desired by ...
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