S/P ACL Reconstruction

Replace the anterior cruciate ligament, one of the major ligaments in your knee. Ligament cannot be sewn back together, so the ligament is replaced with a piece of tendon from another part of the leg or from a deceased donor.

  • Knee instability
  • Knee swelling
  • Severe pain when bending the knee
  • Most common in high impact sports
  • Knee hyperextension
  • The lower leg is forced forward in relation to the upper leg
  • Direct impact from the front of the thigh while the lower leg is in a stable position
  • Period of immobilization in locked knee immobilizer
  • Massage to reduce swelling
  • Passive ROM and active ROM
  • Quadriceps activation
  • Knee stabilization exercises
  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Gait program
  • Return to running program
  • Avoid open chain strengthening exercises
S/P ACL Reconstruction Phase I

Purchase Phase

  • DVT Clot Instructions
  • Heel Slides
  • Passive Knee Extension
  • Passive Knee Extension Quad Sets Combo
  • Vmo Sets 30 60 90
  • Straight Leg Raise
  • Patella Mobilization
  • Body Weight Squats
  • Step Throughs
  • Heel Raises
  • Crutch Walking
  • Single Leg Bridge
  • Gait II

S/P ACL Reconstruction Phase II

Purchase Phase

  • Step Overs
  • Single Leg Wall Sit
  • Straight Leg Bridge
  • Lunge Matrix
  • Stairmaster X 20 Minutes
  • Single Leg Speed Skater
  • Adductor Straddle
  • Lotus
  • Sit On Feet

S/P ACL Reconstruction Phase III

Purchase Phase

  • Step Overs
  • Lunge Matrix
  • Speed Skaters
  • Single Leg Sit Up Squat
  • 3-Dot Squat 2 Hands
  • Single Leg Lateral Box Jump
  • Single Leg Hop On Dina Disc
  • Single Leg Tuck Jump