A 25-year-old member asked:
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my sister was diagnosed with anterior cruciate ligament injury. what do i need to know?

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Dr. Arthur Christiano
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Ortho consult: Acl tears are common. People who manage poorly with a torn acl are younger, active people particularly those involved in pivoting or contact sports. Initial treatment is to decrease swelling and regain motion. After that, a discussion with an ortho surgeon is important to review non-surg vs surg options.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Need to know all opt: Would suggest you check with your doctor and get all the pros and cons of the treatment course planned before you decide, check to see what concomittent injuries there are , her activity/athletic demands.
Answered on May 9, 2014
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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Immobilization: Initially one is treated non operatively with immobilization with velcro-type knee immobilizer. Graded range of motion then physical therapy.

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