10 ACL Surgery Recovery Blogs to Learn From

Anterior cruciate ligament injury, also known as ACL injury, can be one of the most debilitating musculoskeletal injuries to the knee. It is most likely to occur in athletes, given their strict and rigorous training regiment, as well as the high intensity sports they take part in. It is one of the most important muscles involved with the movement of the leg, and injury to this muscle can be difficult to recover from.

However, there are blogs out there that document the surgeries and recoveries form an ACL injury, written by people who have experienced such injuries. It can be a challenging experience, but reading these blogs can prove that the struggle is not a lonely one.

ACL RECOVERY BLOG

Sam’s blog, ACL Recovery Blog, documents each day of his recovery from an ACL injury, from the day after the surgery itself and through his physical therapy. There are some pictures that could make the squeamish turn away, but they are good for preparing someone suffering from an ACL injury to what to look forward to.

ACL RECONSTRUCTION STORY

ACL Reconstruction Story is run by a forty-nine year old man, and it filled with pictures, tips and videos of exercises that you can do at home to help the recovery process from an ACL injury. He documents his recovery up to four years after his surgery, showing that it will get better with time, but one should still be careful with his joints. There are also plenty of helpful links for more information about ACL injuries, as well as links to equipment that can be purchased to help the recovery process along.

YES KNEE CAN

Yes Knee Can is a personal blog about a woman who suffered from an ACL injury from playing soccer. The website documents her experiences pre-operation as well as post-operation, and her process of recovery. Some of the blog posts include videos of other individuals who suffered from the same injury and how well their recovery is going. It also includes exercises that one can do in the comfort of the home to quicken the recovery process.

ACL TIPS FROM A VETERAN

ACL Tips from a Veteran tells a tale of a sufferer from an ACL injury, who has gone through multiple surgeries to fix the problem. This blog documents his recovery process after his third surgery. The sufferer also documents what exercises he is doing during the process, and how much better he is getting.

LOVE YOUR KNEES

Love your Knees documents a woman’s journey from 2009 to 2012, injuring her ACL during a photography session on the beach. She writes about the pain, calling her doctor, scheduling the surgery, and her recovery progress afterwards. She provides helpful tips on icepacks, medication and what to prepare for after surgery.

MY ACL REHAB BLOG

My ACL Rehab Blog is written by Ammar, and is about his experiences with ACL injury. He speaks about his experiences post-surgery and what he does to keep his knee healthy, including playing golf.

ACL RECOVERY JOURNEY

ACL Recovery Journey documents a woman’s journey from injury to post-op recovery. She also lists a rehabilitation protocol that anyone can follow to ensure that their ACL heals properly.

ANDREW’S ACL INJURY, SURGERY AND RECOVERY

Andrew’s ACL Injury, Surgery and Recovery provides information on his monthly exercise regiment, the progress of his improvement, as well as what to expect in terms of pain and swelling.

ACL REHAB BLOG

ACL Rehab Blog provides helpful tips on equipment, exercises and diet that can help the recovery from ACL injury.

ACL JOURNAL

ACL Journal provides a plethora of information regarding ACL injury, and has many helpful links for those who want to learn more about it. Some of the links include information about physical therapy, as well as a day-to-day review of the levels of pain and range of motion that is gained.

ACL injuries do not have to be crippling handicaps that one cannot recover from. With some dedication, hard work and help, it is easy to recover from such an injury and get back into what you love doing most.



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