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After surgery, most athletes have one goal in mind: getting back to their sport. Though the recovery journey varies from athlete to athlete, our team is focused on helping them get back to their sport as safely as possible to avoid any additional injuries. Watch to learn what helped Caroline thrive along the way.
ACL injury recovery is different for every athlete. You should follow your care team's recommendations for your rehabilitation. Here's a sample timeline and recovery process from our physical therapists (PTs).
Sports injuries affect more than muscles and bones, so it's important to heal both mind and body. Children's Colorado's Sports Medicine Center offers a full range of athlete injury-recovery services, from orthopedic surgery to evidence-based mental health treatment for overcoming symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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"I want you back on the field as quickly as we can get you there, but a safe return is just as important as a fast one."
Dr. Albright, pediatric orthopedic surgeon