Ask An Orthopedist: Recovery After Knee Surgery

Calendar August 29, 2017

Question: I recently had ACL surgery using a hamstring graft. I am now 3 months into recovery and forced my knee back to about 120 degrees doing my stretches and now it is really swollen and feels weird, can you help?

You likely stretched/tore some scar tissue in the knee. Ultimately this will help your motion but now has the knee swollen and tight. Use ice, an Ace wrap, and some Advil/Aleve to help reduce the swelling.

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