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3 Tips for Gaining Extension

After ACL surgery, gaining back range of motion is essential in the healing process. Without full range of motion, the knee and the joints close to it will be comprised and lose efficiency ultimately causing further pain and injury. During the first phase of ACL rehabilitation, gaining extension or the straightening component of the knee is the most important. If you are unable to get full extension then many surgeons will post pone your surgery until you can achieve full extension after your injury. And after your surgery, if you are unable to gain full extension it can mean long term problems and damage to that knee. Many surgeons will opt to do another procedure in order to break apart scar tissue and help the patient to gain full extension.

Here are some great tricks to helping to gain full extension either before ACL surgery or after ACL surgery: