A 56-year-old member asked:
If i stop my sport for some months can ACL repair it self?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Trettin answered
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: The acl does not heal. You may be able to adapt to your acl- deficient knee w/ time but most young adults will have problems. Most common problems include knee instability, meniscus(cartilage) tears, and inability to return to previous activity level.Middle- aged adults may avoid surgery w/ quad strengthening/ bracing and activity modification. Good luck!( see ors).
Answered on Oct 21, 2017
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