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ACL Reconstruction

Diet:

Regular as tolerated

Medication:

Vicodin 1 to 2 tablets every 4-6 hours as needed Advil, Motrin or Aleve as directed

Weight bearing:

As tolerated with knee brace and crutches

Dressing:

Remove in 5 days

Shower:

Keep dressing dry for 5 days

Exercises:

Ankle pumps, Quadricep sets, Knee flexion, Straight leg raises as instructed

Ice:

Use ice packs daily for 20 minutes 3 times per day (do not place ice directly on skin)

Brace:

Use brace for 2 weeks with sleeping and ambulation

Follow-up:

Please follow up in the office in approximately one week after surgery

Call office if you experience:

uncontrollable pain, fevers >101, numbness or tingling, excessive bleeding or drainage from surgical area, nausea/vomiting, or with any questions

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