When can I get back to sport after having knee cruciate ligament surgery?


After cruciate ligament knee surgery physiotherapy rehabilitation is very important to help get you back to sport as soon as possible. This involves specific exercises (including stationery cycling, jogging in a straight line and ‘sport specific’ training) to get the knee strength and stability back to normal before full competitive sports are allowed.

The time frame for getting you back on the sporting field varies slightly from individual to individual and depends on how quickly your knee has fully recovered from the surgery and back to full strength and stability. Most orthopaedic surgeons, however, would not allow full contact sports before a minimum of 6 months after surgery.