Abbreviate Your ACL Recovery Timeline
You can go home on the same day as the surgery, but recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery can be lengthy. From the time you first undergo surgery through full rehabilitation, the process can take up to six months or more. You need to be patient and follow a rehabilitation program to first regain range of motion and then strengthen the muscles around the knee. Traditional rehabilitation is a long and can be a painful process, particularly when it comes to building range of motion during that first 4-6 weeks after surgery.