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A 20-year-old female asked:

Having microfracture knee surgery; what if doc finds a torn acl & didn't suspect it ? how does he decide weather to use a hamstring or patella graft?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
With MRI...: ...It's highly unlikely the surgeon will see any surprises at surgery; torn acls are pretty obvious on mri. As for the second, that's a question best asked of the actual surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Discuss: These issues should be discussed before surgery so that it is a joint decision between you and your surgeon.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2015

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