A 50-year-old member asked:
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apparently i tore my acl, but it doesn't feel like it?

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Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Painless ACL tear: Not all acute acl tears involve severe pain swelling or feel unstable. There are other considerations. Some patients may have had a partial tear in their youth with gradual attenuation or further partial tears.Of the remaining fibers. The key is to identify all accompanying knee problems and then design a comprehensive treatment plan tailored specifically for you.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Robert Klitzman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Torn ACL: People often think that if they have torn their ACL they automatically need surgery. That is not always true. If you have no symptoms of instability or pain you may not need surgery. Sometimes based on your activity level and strength of the supporting muscles around your knee you can go without an ACL and be just fine.
Answered on Dec 25, 2014

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