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knee instability years after ACL surgery

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Acl: Continued instabilty after acl sugery could indicate failure of the original surgery or misplacement of the graft.
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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL: Instability after acl reconstruction can be for a number of reasons. Such as non healed meniscus repair, hardware failure, even simply lack of strengt ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Check with surgeon.: Check with your surgeon. Generally, if your having instability it is usually one of two things: Your ACL is not working properly, or, you may be havin ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: There are several possible causes so i would have the orthopedist evaluate the knee.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Reconsult: I would go back and see the surgeon who performed your surgery first. It that is not possible i would go see another orthopedic surgeon. It may be fro ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some thing wrong: To have this symptoms indicate some wrong in the knee, also cracking indicate the same things.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Possible infection: Possible infection. Injured knee more susceptible to infection from blood stream spread of uti. Aspiration of knee joint essential, asap.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Recurrent injury: Acl surgery does not guarantee that the reconstructed ligament will not tear again. If you have significant instability you need to be reexamined by y ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More info: I assume the acl graft was intact at second and third surgery? If scar involves area under or in behind patella this best explains catching. If it is ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
It depends.: Type of hardware use depends on type, location and severity of the injury.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ask surgeon: If you can see the surgeon that did the first surgery. they know you and would be the best person to ask. If you moved or are unable to do this get yo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
19 years experience Bariatrics
Very common : Very common you'll require extensive rehab treatments and it won't feel like your regular leg for at least a year.
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