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Acl tear problem around 2 year back

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Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Chronic acl tear: Chronic acl tears can lead to arthritis and increase the risk of meniscal tears. Approximately 50% of patients with a chronic acl tear will have arthritis in their knee after 7 years. For patients with pain and instability acl reconstruction can help relieve symptoms and improve your function. Make sure you see a sports medicine trained specialist for your surgery.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It still have time: The natural history of an acl injury without surgical intervention varies from patient to patient and depends on the patient's activity level degree of injury and instability symptoms. Complete acl ruptures have a much less favorable outcome. After a complete acl tear some patients are unable to participate in certain sport. Sometime other injury associated with acl tear. Advise to have arthoscopy.

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