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cruciate ligament repair

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anything is possible: But the torn acl doesn't repair itself strongly, that it can function normally. It usually is stretched out tissue, which is no good to the its normal ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Generally not.: Almost always, the cruciate ligaments in the knee do not heal themselves. There are rare exceptions to this. You should see a sports medicine orthope ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Ask Surgeon.: Sorry, but only your surgeon who knows details of your injury, personality characteristics, planned operation etc. Will be able to provide you with ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and surgeons preference, but usually in the 8-12 week range.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very successful: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery has undergone considerable changes over the past decade. Intensive research into the biomechanics o ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL: The acl is the main stabilizing ligament in the knee. When it tears or ruptures, it can not be repaired, but needs to be reconstructed with a graft. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL and meniscus: Costs vary with type of anesthesia, location of procedure, implants or products used, sometimes with time in or and recovery, meds needed, pt duration ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes (to an extent): Any surgery will cause post-operative pain. There will also be discomfort with the therapy that is required after the procedure. Different patients ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Torn trapezius: Orthopedic surgeons, if it needs repair.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Dr. Rose Wynn answered
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Scope vs Rehab: Your location indicates air force. For active individuals, most opt for arthroscopic surgery (scope). For very inactive people, can rehab intensively. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bad: For most active patients, acl injuries are fairly disabling. Most active patients will experience persistent instability episodes and pain that limit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is g ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: We call it acl reconstruction or anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. We remove the dysfunctional acl and replace it with a tendon of similar si ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Giving way: Classically people describe a buckling, twisting, or giving way episode in the knee, with a popping feeling. Sometimes the pop is audible. Commonly t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Loose ligament: Laxity is an orthopaedic term for looseness. Normally, ligaments don't really stretch much. If a ligament gets partially torn, it can be functionally ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Not serious: Assuming no medical issues, .
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
meniscus: Usually a meniscocapsular separation require surgery to repair the meniscus back to the capsule with sutures. Alternatively, the meniscus can be remo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: If you are 'the chosen one' then it is possible to play. Acutely upon acl injury an orthopedic surgeon cannot identify the 'chosen ones'. The only way ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If you desire to get back to an active lifestyle, typically yes.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: Pcl injuries, if complete, have zero healing potential. In partial injuries (sprains) depending on your age and other factors healing is possible.
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