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A small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus? Is surgery needed?

A small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus? Is surgery needed?

Usually: It depends on your age, the physical exam findings, degree of degenerative changes on xray, and your activity level. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. so if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more


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Acl tear vs.A meniscus tear which is worse ? Which is worse an ACL tear or a meniscus tear ? What is the difference in recovery time after surgery and pain after ?

Acl tear vs.A meniscus tear which is worse ? Which is worse an ACL tear or a meniscus tear ? What is the difference in recovery time after surgery and pain after ?

An ACL tear is: Typically worse than a meniscus tear and often they occur together. Acl surgery requires reconstruction of the cruciate ligament using a harvested graft from your patellar tendon or your hamstring most commonly. Recovery can be upwards of 6-8 months. Meniscus tears require brief outpatient surgery to trim out the torn portion and recovery is 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is usually done for a ACL tear? And does it heal one its own without surgery? Can a piece of meniscus get stuck under the patella?

What is usually done for a ACL tear? And does it heal one its own without surgery? Can a piece of meniscus get stuck under the patella?

Usually surgery.: Surgery is usually recommended for an ACL tear. It generally does not heal on its own, and leaves the knee vulnerable to episodes of instability. Sometimes a stump of the old ACL can get stuck under the patella. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have surgery for an ACL tear or mensicus tear?

Is it painful to have surgery for an ACL tear or mensicus tear?

It can be: The good news is that you can be asleep for surgery or have a block that makes your leg numb so you do not feel the pain. After surgery most patients are very comfortable after then have taken a few doses of their pain medications. ...Read more

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What can I do about a small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus?

What can I do about a small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus?

Lots of options: Sometimes it can be as easy as leaving it alone and doing some exercises to help the knee joint unload. Other times it might involve surgery. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to assess your status. There have been some recent advances in the stem cell therapy that might be helpful in healing the tear rather than cutting it out in surgery. Look into Regenexx.Com for the stem cell repair for ACL ...Read more

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Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Acl: Yes. These injuries require surgery especially if the meniscus tear is causing pain or your knee to lock up. ...Read more

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I have a torn ACL and lateral meniscus does it require surgery?

I have a torn ACL and lateral meniscus does it require surgery?

Yes: Generally yes. Neither a torn meniscus nor an acl tear will heal itself. Surgical trim or repair of the meniscus will likely improve your pain. Acl reconstructions are done at all ages in active individuals. It is not mandatory to fix the acl, but the knee will remain somewhat unstable which can lead to future injuries. Talk to your doc. ...Read more