Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction is often a day only procedure or an overnight hospital stay. You will require crutches to aid mobilisation although you will usually be able to weight bear almost immediately following surgery. Your knee may need to a brace for additional support.
For the first week you will need to apply ice to the knee for 20 minutes at a time as often as possible to help reduce the swelling and may need medication to help with any pain.
Physiotherapy is an integral part of recovery for ACL reconstruction. This will be commenced as soon after surgery as possible.
Adherence to a strict exercise program including cycling and swimming will increase the success of your procedure.