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Hi, I had my right Acl reconstructed 4 week ago(the patella tendor method) and some meniscal trimming, (20% of the medial and 15% of the lateral). My OS said that I would be able to play basketball again, I am 32 now, I was wondering, Should I use a knee brace for the rest of my life every time I play basketball? or maybe just at the beginning? And wich type of knee brace should I buy because there are a lot in the market for the acl care.YoursJorge Ramos

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  1. : : Yours: : Jorge Ramos: Vigourous rehab for 6 to 9 months will get the leg muscles ready for the demands of basketball. A custom fit knee brace, such as CTi or DonJoy will help further protect the ACL for the first year after return to sport. Ask your physician what he recommends.Thanks you very much for your advice. One more thing, are there any of the shelf brace that you recomend from does two brand that you suggest?. Do you think that I should use this brace for the rest of my playing life? if not, for how long?

  2. : Yours: Jorge RamosVigourous rehab for 6 to 9 months will get the leg muscles ready for the demands of basketball. A custom fit knee brace, such as CTi or DonJoy will help further protect the ACL for the first year after return to sport. Ask your physician what he recommends.

    • : : : Yours: : : Jorge Ramos: : Vigourous rehab for 6 to 9 months will get the leg muscles ready for the demands of basketball. A custom fit knee brace, such as CTi or DonJoy will help further protect the ACL for the first year after return to sport. Ask your physician what he recommends.: Thanks you very much for your advice. One more thing, are there any of the shelf brace that you recomend from does two brand that you suggest?. Do you think that I should use this brace for the rest of my playing life? if not, for how long? Hi I am not a doctor but I have had ACL reconstructive surgery using my patellar tendon. Anywho I had the surgery 3 years ago and since then I have had 2 other knee scopes for cartilage tears (both times playing basketball). My doctor had recommended wearing the brace for 1 year and after that he did not think I would need to. I was not wearing a brace on either occasion when I tore cartilage. I would recommend that you continue wearing it. I am 21 and have little cartilage left but whenever I start playing basketball again I will definetly be wearing a brace. Good luck.

      • ear sir i am dinesh of 22 years, about one and half year back i had undergone acl reconstuction for my left leg , and now i have a plan to go to gym. my doubt is wehter i can go to gym or not , i need ur advice thanking you yours faithfully j.dinesh

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