Should I Ice and Elevate After Knee Surgery?

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Expert advice on protocol after knee surgery

Kathy Weber, M.D., M.S.
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine and Women’s Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Question:

Does icing and elevating your knee after ACL surgery help?


Answer:

After an ACL surgery ice and elevation are recommended to reduce pain and swelling. In addition to the consistent use of ice, a rehabilitation program outlined by your Orthopaedic surgeon should be followed.

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