Gradually increase weight bearing whilst walking at a comfortable level, using the crutches for as long as you feel you need them. You may require crutches to walk for as little as a couple of days or as long as two weeks.
Some surgeons allow full weightbearing right away, while others keep the patient on crutches for weeks after surgery. Often other findings during surgery, such as a meniscus tear, influence the restrictions. Once the surgeon allows weightbearing, the patient works to get off crutches and walk with a normal gait.
Usually by two weeks after surgery, patients are off crutches and demonstrate adequate muscle function, mobility, and comfort to allow driving.
crutches. It is difficult to weight bear for several days, however, after seven to ten days the swelling settles and. Although ACL reconstruction surgery has a high.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Before and After Recovery Timeline. By UPMC Orthopaedic Care, April 16, 2015. Although you can go home on the same day as