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A 36-year-old male asked:

Problem in future if acl and meniscus surhery is not done?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
ACL Reconstruction: Acl tears do not heal on their own & having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifestyle in the years to come. The acl is a major knee stabalizer, and can provide security to your knee that may prevent further damage to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, articular cartilage, meniscus, & bones when compared to a "loose knee"
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: There is instability as well as a mechanical problem here, and will lead 2 articular cartilage & eventually arthritis. On a course 4 a tka in the future.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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