Posted on October 15 2012 by Sarah

According to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, wearing a knee brace after ACL surgery does not help in your recovery. In fact, strength, range-of-motion, and functionality exercises are what provides “significant benefits.”

According to the article,  “The most important thing for ACL surgery patients is to start physical therapy early and rigorously,” says Rick W. Wright, MD, professor and co-chief of the sports medicine department at the Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St, Louis, Mo. “It can be difficult at first, but it’s worth it in terms of returning to sports and other activities.”

This reinforces what we have been telling our Gold Medal Motion patients for years – motion is key to health.

What to know more, here’s a link to the Science Daily article on this topic.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121009111948.htm

Dr. Curt Draeger