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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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What to do for rehab after ACL injury?

What to do for rehab after ACL injury?

Motion.: Generally speaking, getting your range of motion back is a high priority when you start your rehab. Every doctor has a preferred protocol for rehab. Please check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Ask your P.T.: Wobble(or balance) are great tools for stability training; but best to ask your physical therapist if you should be using one. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a torn ACL injury?

What does it mean to have a torn ACL injury?

Torn=ripped a part: Acl=anterior-cruciate-ligament. This is a tough ligament connecting the upper back of knee to lower front of knee (see pic). A torn acl means a tear--which could be partial or complete. Complete-tear = totally ripped a part as shown here. It is an important ligament in knee, especially for active folks, like athletes. If you are very active, consider have it repaired. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent an ACL injury?

What can I do to help prevent an ACL injury?

Difficult: It is difficult to actually prevent an acl tear. We have studies that show some small benefit from plyometrics and prevention exercises, but overall there is no easy way to keep the fluke event from occurring. Patients with partial tears or patients with looser knees do have a higher chance of acl tears, but even then, we cannot prevent the tear altogether. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent an ACL injury?

What is the best way to prevent an ACL injury?

NM/agility training: Exercise programs that develop neuromuscular coordination, proper jump landing, core strength, proprioception (limb/body position sense), agility have been successful in reducing risk of acl injury, particularly in female athletes. Examples inlcude sportsmetrics (tm), the fifa 11+ soccer exercise program, and the smsmf pep program. Warm up properly before exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to go down the stairs with an ACL injury?

Why is it so hard to go down the stairs with an ACL injury?

Patellar pain.: You may be experiencing patellar pain, kneecap pain. When the ACL is torn, the kneecap takes on more stress, particularly with stairs. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy for you. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way for someone to get a torn ACL injury?

What is the easiest way for someone to get a torn ACL injury?

Twisting motion: at the knee, especially with cutting motions in soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, etc. Other ways of injuring ACL is when someone runs into your knee on the outside, causing a MCL, meniscus and ACL injuries. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from a torn ACL injury?

How long does it take to fully recover from a torn ACL injury?

Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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