A 49-year-old member asked:
so if you twist your knee while skiing would that result in a total knee replacement or a more minor type surgery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Christopher Ferguson answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely: Usually skiing injuries to the knee involve cartilage or ligament injuries that can be treated with arthroscopic surgery if surgery is needed.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
Dr. John Dearborn answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
More minor: Twisting the knee while skiing most commonly results in a ligament injury, usually the acl. Occasional a cartilage tear can occur. The extent of the damage is best assessed with an MRI scan.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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