ACL Reconstruction Surgery Recovery - Second Month

You'll still be a little slow in your second month after ACL knee surgery, but slowly and surely you'll continue to feel like your old self.

Week 6 (Day 38)

I was able to go to the beach today, I wrapped my knee for support while on the unstable sand, but was able to (while being very careful) go into the ocean without hurting my leg. Side note: I was so focused on my leg that I lost my sunglasses to the first wave that hit me, not thinking about the fact that trying to make sure waves didn't break on my knee meant I had to get low enough for them to break on my head... *shrug*.

Week 8 (Day 50)

It's been a while since I've written an update, mainly because it's been the same story: swelling has gradually continued to go down in the knee, and I've been able to walk with a less-noticeable limp. Flexibility has been gradually coming back, at my last physical therapy session I was able to bend 110 degrees while on my stomach, and able to fully straighten out my knee after 3 attempts/stretches.

Week 9 (Day 57)

I'm writing this on July 4th, and my knee has been doing great lately. I went on an all-day bar crawl recently that involved a ton of walking and ended up really straining the non-knee muscles in my bad leg as they were overcompensating for its lack of strength. Although it's almost been two months since surgery, I learned the hard way that my leg is nowhere near full strength still, and staying on my legs for ~10 hours straight is far from a good idea (the calf pain was that bad).

Check out the Knee Surgery ACL Forum for more information!

comments powered by Disqus
close overlayed element


The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.