Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Brace: Should be locked straight while weight bearing with crutches until instructed by Dr. Faryniarz (usually 1-3 weeks). Remove for bending exercises in a non weight-bearing position.
- Apply an ice pack or Game Ready icing machine to the knee as often as possible for the first 3-7 days to reduce pain and swelling. You may ice as often as 30 minutes every hour but not less than 3x/day. If using Game Ready, use the no pressure or low pressure setting.