Navigating Surgery Recovery: What to Expect

Calendar February 17, 2016
Updated: January 13, 2024

Azalea Orthopedics receives orthopedic questions through the Ask An Orthopedist page and provides answers from Azalea doctors! 

Question: I suffered an accident that involves avulsion fractures of my LCL and Bicep Femoris Tendon.  My surgery has been delayed for 3 weeks so far because of workmans comp.  How does this affect my recovery and how long should my recovery take?

Answer: Ideally the surgery will be done before 6 weeks from the time of injury – after this it gets technically more difficult.  Healing takes 6 weeks following the surgery, rehab another 6-8 weeks after that.

Click here to learn more about rehabilitation, or schedule your appointment with Azalea today.

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