A member asked:

What would happen if you completely tore your acl and your mcl? would you ever be able to walk again?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Alves answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Meet Orthopedist: You would require significant reconstructive surgery, which might involve allograft (ligaments from cadavers) or autograft (other ligaments from elsewhere in you) to reconstruct. Then significant physical therapy, but likely with acceptable function.

Answered 2/9/2013


Dr. Christopher Brown answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Acl: Not all people require acl reconstruction. Some people are able to function fine without an acl depending on the particular lifestyle hobbies job ECT after rehab the knee while others can not. Patients who are more active or involved in cutting pivoting sports generally get it fixed.

Answered 2/6/2019



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