Orthopaedic Surgeon


Randwick: 02 9399 5333

Concord: 02 9744 2666

Return to Sport

Return to sport after ACL reconstruction is only possible once you have completed your physiotherapy and proprioceptive retraining programmes.

Straight line running is usually possible at 3 months and playing sport non-competitively or training is possible at 6 months. Before you return to competitive sport (9- 12 months after your surgery) I will need to check your knee to see that you have adequate muscle bulk, movement and control of your leg. Return to sport before the brain has had a chance to connect back to knee gives very high re-injury rates and ACL re-tear rates. If you complete the rehabilitation programme properly it is highly likely you will return to your desired level of sport.