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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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Drew Stein MD, PLLC
6853 SW 18th Street, Suite M 111
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Phone: 561-617-7996
eFax: 561-228-0318

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