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Is it possible to just not have an ACL

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Agenesis or congenital absence of the ACL has been described in patients who are born without an acl. It is rare and may be associated with absence ... Read More
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Rare: It is possible but this would be a congenital abnormality and very rare.
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Extremely rare: Very few cases have ever been identified of patients born without an ACL. It is more common to have an ACL removed after a traumatic incident - some o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Acl: You can only feel the symptoms of an acl tear. Your knee will feel unstable with any twisting motion or sharp turning.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Recover: If the knee is swollen, ice and compression help in getting down the swelling. Range of motion exercises either on your own or with a physical therap... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Possible: Final decrease in edema that is showing defects secondary to the surgery. Scar tissue and healing, tissue trauma more proximal can cause divots sligh... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Yes. You need to get: proper treatment and rehabilitation. Not all ACL tears are complete tears or separation and not all ACL tears require surgery. However, most ACL tea... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends : If you had surgery, you should follow you'd doctors protocol. If not you want to emphasize full motion, and straight ahead activities, if your knee ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Deep in the middle: Deep in the middle obliquely connecting the thigh bone to the leg bone. It provides stability especially rotational stability required in pivoting mov... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No: The acl cannot "dislocated" per se and still be intact. If this occurs you would have an acl tear.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Tore acl: If you felt a pop and your knee feels unstable there is a good chance that you tore the acl graft. You will need an examination and MRI to confirm.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
Get examined: The best and most reliable way to know is to have your knee examined by a sports medicine doctor.
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