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Georgetown, TX
A 60-year-old male asked:

I was diagnosed with torn acl years ago. avid runner, pulled hamstring behind knee, not healing - i would like to still jog in 20 years, can i go without knee surgery or require to have one if i want to continue jogging to exercise?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Pulled hamstring: is not a surgical treatment as far as I know , it hurts, you rest it and then it gets better. If someone had an old acl and had been active for years i wouldn't counsel reconstruction unless the issue is significant instability and joint issues, talk to your orthopedic surgeon and make sure you get a good understanding about th ow these injuries are likely independent of each other
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Dr. Mueeza Zafar
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Was your ACL repaired ?
Oct 15, 2017
Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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