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    Torn ACL and Running
    run4funinthesun posted:
    I tore my ACL a month ago. I am having surgery in 3 weeks. I have minimal pain, no swelling and some limited range of motion. Can I still run, moderately 3-4miles before surgery? There seems to be a lot of conflicting info.
    healhapy responded:
    without examining you, we know nothing about the extent of your injury. I had an accident which ruptured three of the four major knee ligaments. I was able to walk and jog without pain, but any lateral movement was excruciating. I had my knee reconstructed 10 years ago by one of the top orthopods in the US. I worked hard at rehab and returned to competitive tournament tennis in 2 years and have continued as a natural bodybuilder/trainer and all other activities I enjoyed without issue. However, I singularly unique-my orthopedist told me that of the thousands of patients he has operated on, I am blessed to have a physique that tolerated surgery well and with my inner drive exceeded the most optimistic of prognoses. As always consult a qualified doctor. God bless you.

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