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How soon can I return to work after ACL surgery?

Returning to work after ACL surgery depends heavily on your job. Office work with light walking and regular sitting/standing can be resumed as early as two weeks. A job that requires lifting/running/or extended periods on your feet without rest will generally require six to twelve weeks of recovery before returning. 

Many physical jobs have modifications available that can make your return to work quicker and easier. Speak with your surgeon regarding your specific case and any modifications they may recommend to your working environment before and after surgery.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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