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ACL Surgery Rehabilitation - Stair-stepperPhase III: 3 to 5 weeks after surgery

During this phase you will work to maintain full extension and gradually increase the amount of flexion your knee is capable of performing. If you conduct your exercises daily you will recover the motion in your knee as well as the strength in your quadriceps muscle quite quickly. You should reach a point where you have a nearly normal range of motion by the end of this time period. During this phase you can start using an exercise bicycle and a stair-stepper, as long as you are comfortable and your knee does not hurt or swell significantly after exercise.



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