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Will an ACL injury prevent my ability to travel abroad?

Will an ACL injury prevent my ability to travel abroad?

It depends.: After an ACL injury, most people can get around pretty well after about a week. You may be on crutches for the first few days after your injury, but once you're able to get around, there's no reason that you couldn't travel abroad. Check with your MD, to see if he/she wants you on any medication during your trip. ...Read more

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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


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Does anyone know where I could find a good ACL injury prevention training program?

Does anyone know where I could find a good ACL injury prevention training program?

Ask your PT or onlin: You can go on line and find a trainor or physical therapist who can put you through acl prevention programme which was created by santa monica orthpedic and sport medicine foundation
the programme involves 15 minutes training session and trains
avoiding vulnerable positions
increase flexibility
increase strength, proprioception
plyometric exercises
2-3 times a week. ...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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How can you prevent anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

How can you prevent anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Train neuromuscular: There is evidence to show that neuromuscular training including plyometrics, balance, and technique training, as well as heightened awareness of injury biomechanics, reduce the risk of serious injury in female athletes. What specific exericises, sequence, intensity and duration remains unknown. ...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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Can someone tell me how long will an ACL injury keep me out for?

Can someone tell me how long will an ACL injury keep me out for?

Depends: It depends on what activities you are trying to get back to. Should be walking without crutches 2-4 wks after surgery. Typically 6-8 months for full return to sports. ...Read more

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I think I've had an ACL injury for about 10 weeks, can I still get it repaired or am I too late?

I think I've had an ACL injury for about 10 weeks, can I still get it repaired or am I too late?

Yes & no: Absolutely yes! You can have it reconstructed and its not too late. No! you cannot have it repaired since repair refers to suturing the torn ends together and that does not work. Acl is a rope in your knee and once it tears you need to get a new rope. This will either come from somewhere in your body or a cadaver. Synthetic replacements have not been successful. ...Read more

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How much time do I need to rest before going back to sports in case of grade 1 ACL injury?

How much time do I need to rest before going back to sports in case of grade 1 ACL injury?

Sprained ACL: Assuming this is a sprain, without evidence of a complete acl tear, you may be ready for sport activities 6-12 weeks following your injury, as long as you have completed physical therapy and have restored range of motion, strength and function in the affected leg. ...Read more

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I have been trying to lose wieght since my ACL injury I stay under 2000 calories a day but I can only do light exercise can I lose weight at this pace?

I have been trying to lose wieght since my ACL injury I stay under 2000 calories a day but I can only do light exercise can I lose weight at this pace?

It depends: Whether or not you lose weight ultimately depends on how many calories you take in compared to how many you burn off. As a very rough estimate, most people with average activity need about 10 kcal per pound of body weight per day to stay at that weight, so if you multiply your weight in pounds times 10, and subtract 500, that would be a good goal per day to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is there a specific training I can do after coming off of an ACL injury?

Is there a specific training I can do after coming off of an ACL injury?

Yes: See a sports med specialist for eval, treatment recs. If you are highly active, usually you should have reconstructive surgery then phyiscal therapy, which progresses to exercises that develop neuromuscular coordination, proper jump landing, core strength, proprioception (limb/body position sense). Check out sportsmetrics (tm), fifa 11+ soccer exercise program, smsmf pep program, for examples. ...Read more

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Is there specific training I can start doing after coming off an ACL injury?

Is there specific training I can start doing after coming off an ACL injury?

Non -surgical?: If so, have your doctor send you to a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer, who can implement a training regimen for you. ...Read more

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How can I make an ACL injury feel better before surgery?

How can I make an ACL injury feel better before surgery?

Physical therapy.: Go to physical therapy to get the swelling reduced and your range of motion restored. ...Read more

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I can't tell how bad my ACL injury is. Should I go to the hospital?

I can't tell how bad my ACL injury is. Should I go to the hospital?

Not neccesarily: By going to your orthopedist who will order xr of your bad knee flexed like getting up a stair and then an anterioor view of both of your knees together with a good physical exam. You'll have a fast and pretty exact idea of what is going on with your acl. ...Read more

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I had ACL injury-surgery over a year ago. Are there any long lasting side effects?

I had ACL injury-surgery over a year ago. Are there any long lasting side effects?

Hopefullly you have: Noticed that your knee is more stable now that you are a year out. Thiis stability is important to protect the knee and improve function. It is possible that injuries to the knee occurred at the time of the original acl tear, but keeping the knee stable is the best way to minimize the long term effects of those injuries. ...Read more

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I am suffering from knee ligament ACL injury I need to know the best exercise to recover from it

Acl recovery: Simplistic answer is PT. You need to regain full range of motion and strengthen quadriceps and hamstrings. There are many different exercises to do this but many may not be appropriate for you. Physical therapy directed rehab is a must in the beginning ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Ask your ortopedic: Doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an ACL injury?

How long does it take to recover from an ACL injury?

3-6 months: Most patients are walking well by 3 months. I allow patients to return to preinjury activities at 6 months with a sports brace. Full recovery with incorporation of the graft takes 2 yrs. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ACL injury to fully heal?

Usually doesn't.: If you've torn your ACL, it usually does not heal itself. The swelling from the injury may go down, but you're still left with a torn ACL. See an ortrhopedic sports medicine knee surgeon, who can advise you if surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for an ACL injury to heal?

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How long does it typically take for an ACL injury to heal?

It does not: An acl tear will not heal. However, it does not always require surgery, if you decide to avoid all pivoting activites. Many patients do not feel shifting after an acl tear unless they perform these activities. Any shifting or swelling episodes after an acl injury would be an indication to be evaluated fully by your friendly neighborhood sports medicine orthopedist! ...Read more

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What would you suggest to help me lose fat with an ACL injury?

ACL + weight loss: Try activities that do not require pivoting, jumping or twisting. Swimming, bicycle riding, and straight-line jogging all produce minimal strain on the acl. ...Read more

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How severe is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Significant: Acl tear is a significant injury to the knee. It can significantly affect the function of the knee. Especially pivoting activities. Acl injury can occur in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and most commonly in sports. The acl can tear in an injury involving knee contact with someone or something or without any knee contact. Acl is generally fixed to restore the best possible function to your knee. ...Read more

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Can you get a ACL injury outside of sports injuries?

Yes: Any kind of twisting, cutting, pivoting, hyper extension, deceleration, etc type of mechanism can cause an acl injury. It does not have to happen during sports. ...Read more

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