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Is it possible to just not have an ACL

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acl: You can only feel the symptoms of an acl tear. Your knee will feel unstable with any twisting motion or sharp turning.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
21 years experience Sports Medicine
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
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Let me show you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/anterior_cruciate_ligament.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Symptoms of an acute tear of the acl include swelling of the knee, severe pain, often bruising seen as black and blue marks on the knee and a knee tha ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Reuss
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Controversial: This type of procedure is advocated by some surgeons in an effort to avoid revision ACL reconstruction surgery. I do not advocate it as the thermal a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get examination : If u think u may have torn your acl see a board certified orthopedic surgeon who will take a history and perform a physical exam. Most acl tears can ... Read More
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