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full thickness acl tear

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Only if U want-: -a good knee. Some relatively inactive people may opt not 2 have it reconstructed. But in someone as young as U needs good functioning knee. It will ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Complete ACL tear: Consider arthroscopic acl reconstruction. Check with your orthopedic surgeon to coordinate bracing, timing, and rehab.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Depends: If the ACL has not retracted, it may heal on its own, sometimes it does not. When it does not, then physical therapy and braces can be used to streng ... Read More
Dr. Scott Graham
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
PT or Surgery: Depending upon your activities and lifestyle, most people will likely undergo surgery to reconstruct the ligament as it will not heal. If you do not d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is highly unlikely you would be able to continue any substantial athletic activity with an "ACL deficient" knee. The ACL is one of the primary sta ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No it will not heal: The acl when get torn, dose not healed by itself and need to be reconstructed, because of the nature of the blood supply of this ligament.
A male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Another opinion: This would be extremely rare in terms of an ACL injury. ACL tears rarely "heal" themselves. In the absence of ACL reconstruction or some type of regen ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Examination: A full acl tear is unable resist rotational and anterior (frontal) forces that we can test for during a physical exam. A partial acl tear should feel ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a specialist: Partial ACL tears do happen but are very uncommon. Often a radiologist will make that diagnosis but does not mean it is correct. See a Sports Orthoped ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the severity of the tear, and whether there is any functional impairment. It may not require surgery, but talk to your orthopedic surgeon about tr ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Do you have any symptoms? What makes you think that you have an ACL tear. If you have symptoms, you may wish to consult an orthopedic surgeon and it m ... Read More

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