Following this type of surgery, the patient is fitted with a knee brace that is fixed at 90º of flexion for four weeks in order to limit not only weight bearing, but also to restrict movement of the hamstring tendons and protect the repair. At four weeks, the knee is gradually extended by about 30º per week in order to allow full weight bearing by six to eight weeks, while maintaining the use of crutches. Physical therapy is instituted at this point, with the initial phase focused on hip and knee range of motion. Hamstring strengthening is begun at about ten to twelve weeks. Dry land training and sport specific training are initiated at 12 weeks with return to full sports participation between 5 to 8 months.