ACL Surgery Recovery Exercise – Straight Leg Raise

This ACL surgery recovery exercise is the straight leg raise. It is used to help the quad and hamstring muscle begin to work again. After surgery these muscles will not be being used very much and they can begin to have muscle atrophy. There is some debate as to whether or not the straight leg raise does more good than damage. In my case the surgeon has recommended I use this exercise and therefore I am going to be doing it as part of my ACL recovery. However if you have been recommended by your physio or orthopedic surgeon to not do straight leg raises than I recommend you follow their instructions.

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