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having a difficult time making a decision between autograft and allograft acl replacement. i am 38 years old but very active. enjoy sports.

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Equal results > 35: Most meta analyses of outcome studies confirm clinical results are similar for ACL reconstructions in patients over 35. The most important factor for success is still location of graft placement, so surgeon skill and expertise are important

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can pelvocalectasia happen in an allograft kidney?

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Dr. Nirupama Vemuri
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Yes: Due to the way allograft kidney is connected to native bladder there may be mild pelvoectasia(mild hydronephrosis). As long as kidney function is fine and no trouble urinating one need not worry about that.Continue drinking lots of fluids.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What diffuses the tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with posterior displacement within the intercondylar?

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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Nothing: There is nothing that would "diffuse" a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (acl). Acl is one of only few ligaments in our body that is entirely intra-articular which means it is not within soft tissues but is sitting inside the joint space with some surrounding joint fluid. This atmosphere makes it impossible for the ACL to heal (which I am assuming what you meant by diffuse).
A 52-year-old member asked:

What are some good exercises that someone can do at home for a torn acl?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Knee motion & quads: Most ACL tears may require reconstruction. Early home therapy is routinely geared toward preparing your lower extremity for surgery. Quadriceps exercises are excellent. Simple repeated bending and straightening your knee once tolerable also helps decrease swelling, keeps the joint from getting stiff, and keeps the cartilage or joint lining healthy. The default position at rest is full extension.
A 53-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to take a full year to recover form a torn acl?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
6-12 months: Typical return to sports (ultimate outcome) is 6-12 months.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long will it take me to recover from arthroscopic ACL reconstruction?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
It depends.: Your knee will never be the same, but you will be up and moving around right away. You will follow a rehab protocol for the first few months, but it will be 6 months before you are back to competitive sports and a year before you really feel like you're over your surgery.

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