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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Psychiatrist: Hurting yourself intentionally seems a bit ridiculous to me. But if I take your question seriously, a person must be pretty intelligent and athletic ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: After an acl reconstruction, the chances of tearing the acl again are somewhere between 10 and 30 percent. The same mechanism that tore the first one ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: there are other stabilizing ligaments that are more prone to injury with twisting. Physical exam and imaging would be needed to differentiate the inj ... Read More
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL injury: Yes, ACL injury usually is non-contact injury. Also valgus, extension, deceleration injury.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Major ligaments about the knee require substantial force to tear. Sometimes though, injuries may not be fully appreciated for how forceful they were. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Kind of: Most acl tears are complete or grade 3 tears. It is rare that an acl tear is a partial tear or a grade 2 injury. A MRI is really not the best way to t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coles
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Acl tears occur with twisting or pivotig movement of the leg while weight bearring or a blow to the leg cheerleading can involve athletic maneuver ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
ACL concerns: Are best addressed by a physician or other trained in evaluating the acl by clinical exam. Suspicions are then confirmed with MRI studies.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Blood supply: Because an acl is about 1cm thick, it takes time for the body grow into the replacement and recreate the structure of the original acl. There is no bl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Please see link...: "acl is the medical abbreviation for the anterior cruciate ligament. The acl is one of four major ligaments of the knee and stops the lower leg (tibia ... Read More
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