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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Grade1 ACL injury with mild effusion. Been on rehab from past 6 weeks. Swelling have almost receded, how much more rest before return back to sports.

Grade1 ACL injury with mild effusion. Been on rehab from past 6 weeks. Swelling have almost receded, how much more rest before return back to sports.

I agree: A progressive return to full activity is best. Have your physical therapist take you through a return to play progression including sport specific activities. Under the guidance of your pt and physician you should be returned to athletics soon! ...Read more

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How to deal with my ACL injury?

How to deal with my ACL injury?

Protect 'til surgery: Hopefully you have an isolated acl tear. You should avoid impact aerobic activities and any cutting activities until your torn acl is reconstructed. Surgery can be performed as soon as your knee appears/feels happy- decreased swelling, return of motion and good quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength. This can be anywhere from several days to several weeks. ...Read more

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How can I fix a severe ACL injury?

How can I fix a severe ACL injury?

Surgery.: If your ACL is completely torn, then usually surgery is recommended to stabilize the knee. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee specialist. ...Read more

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Could an old ACL injury be repaired?

Could an old ACL injury be repaired?

Possibly.: If your knee has not developed arthritis, then there's a good chance that it could be reconstructed. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have an ACL injury?

How would i be able to tell if I have an ACL injury?

See below: Instability or increased laxity with certain physical manipulations during exam of the knee can suggest an acl injury. See you doctor for an evaluation and if your doc is unsure, seeing orthopedics and/or getting an MRI of the knee can confirm this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ACL injury?

See below : The anterior crucial element ligament (ACL) is one of the primary stabilizers of the knee. When the ACL is torn, the knee can become quite unstable leading to difficulty participating in sports. Surgery for ACL tears typically involves replacing it with another ligament or tendon. ...Read more

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How to treat an ACL injury?

How to treat an ACL injury?

If a full tear: It needs surgery and physical therapy. Depends on your age and underlying baseline health among other things. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more