A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction.
Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.
Brandon J. Bryant, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a team physician for the Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals, and is a member of the Inova Sports Medicine team.