I have an ACL tear in my right knee that has kept me from participating in sporting activities. Due to my lack of insurance and money, this has been the case for the past year. I haven’t worked out in about a year as well and wish to at least train what is healthy and functioning properly. I’ve looked up information on this site as well as elsewhere online. I have been told to avoid all resistance training on my injured side but I have since regained all ROM for that knee. Am I safe to perform deadlifts and basically all single leg exercises that load the posterior chain but should avoid exercises such as squats or can all movements be safe with caution? I have seen responses say that they were able to perform all close-chain movements but am curious as to whether they injured any other ligaments in doing so.
Further information that you might find useful in answering is that I have no noticeable swelling and no pain in my knee anymore. I have complete ROM and only really notice something is off when I apply weight on my knee when it is fully flexed. I plan on following the Maximum Strength program by Eric Cressey but tweaking lower body days to remove unfriendly ACL movements. I would really appreciate anyone’s time to read this and all advice is welcome.