A 19-year-old male asked:
i've had acl reconstruction and my graft is loose, what is going too happen? thanks.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr answered
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Laxity: If your acl reconstruction is stretched you may again be experiencing instability and giving way in your knee. This is called laxity. You should have another MRI to assess the integrity of the acl and if torn again you may need surgery again. Don't forget to do your acl rehab exercises now.
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
Dr. Ryan Pflugner answered
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends!: You are very young, but it is in your age group that we see the highest failure rates. As long as your knee is stable then i would not pursue any surgery. If the graft has torn, and your knee is unstable then i would consider having the acl reconstructed again.
Answered on Nov 30, 2016
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