Multiple criteria including functional testing, clinical evaluation, and subjective assessment should be used to determine the eligibility of a patient to return to full athletic activity. A full range of motion and satisfactory return of muscle strength and endurance are necessary before return to sport is allowed. In general, a minimum of 5 to 6 months after surgery is required to attain these goals. On average, 6 to 9 months is considered a reasonable time frame for return to sport. There is considerable controversy and individual preference in regards to the timing of return to sport.35
Additionally, the use of a functional brace is recommended by some authors for the first 1 to 2 years after surgery. We generally recommend functional bracing for the first postoperative year and allow the patient to make a decision regarding future brace wear.
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