A member asked:

Knee "hyper-extends" backwards. i already tore acl & mcl, & have big cartilage cyst w/ "jelly-like" fluid that doesn't drain. what ligaments are left?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jason Torrente answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

You should have an orthopedic surgeon to see if you would benefit from surgical repair.

Answered Jan 26, 2020


Dr. Peter Ihle answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

-and there may be some secondary restraints left. The cyst is usually lateral and due to a tear or the lateral meniscus which often accompanies an ACL tear.

Answered Jul 18, 2018



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