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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Merrick Wetzler
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL reconstruction: Acl reconstruction consisted of replacing the acl with a graft either for your own body or donor tendon. It is usually done arthroscopically. Tunn ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Replacement: Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very: The vast majority of patients have excellent relief of instability and pain.
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acl: It is usually very successful as long as you follow your doctor's instructions and rehab protocol.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Fairly: successful in replacing the ACL. However that said, the new ACL has no nerve supply going to it so you may not know if you re-injure it in the future ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1 hours: Time varies depending on whether or not the graft is harvested from your own knee or is a donor allograft, but its usually about an hour. This allows ... Read More
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1-3 hours: Depends on the technique used.
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
About 1-2 hrs: is the amount of time for most ACL replacement surgeries. If not doing surgery, consider Stem Cell therapy. Check out Regenexx.Com
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on extent of: Injury, age, rehab , and pre inury health status.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Is was you knee right? sure- go for it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stability of knee: Your doctor will examine your knee and perform tests to determine graft and knee stability. As time passes and you are allowed more activities, the s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Klitzman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Several stages : Recovery from acl reconstruction has many stages. For an isolated acl recon., you will usually start bearing weight as soon as you regain quad contro ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few weeks: The acute pain from surgery typically last only a couple of weeks. Following, it is not uncommon to feel less pain as time goes on. However, it is a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: There are many techniques and different expertise levels between surgeons, so the procedure can be quite variable. In general, a knee arthroscopy (or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
5-12 months, varies: This is highly variable depending on other injuries in the knee, the activity level you are returning to, and the type of surgery/graft choice used to ... Read More
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