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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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A small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus? Is surgery needed?

Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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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. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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 ?

Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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 ?

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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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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2nd meniscus surgery in jul'12, 1st in jun'10. Partial ACL tear untreated. Knee & quad irritated. Slight knee pain if tense or being pivot foot. ?

Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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2nd meniscus surgery in jul'12, 1st in jun'10. Partial ACL tear untreated. Knee & quad irritated. Slight knee pain if tense or being pivot foot. ?

Hard to say: Might get better with pt if not maybe the acl has gotten worse should discuss with your orthopedist or seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Mri shows I have torn ACL & meniscus tear. Tear was repaired in oct'13. My knee keeps giving out & i keep falling. I am 68.Is ACL surgery safe for me?

Dr. Gregory Harvey
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Mri shows I have torn ACL & meniscus tear. Tear was repaired in oct'13. My knee keeps giving out & i keep falling. I am 68.Is ACL surgery safe for me?

Acl: Yes if you are in good health, active and continue with instability symptoms then acl surgery is okay. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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Is it painful to have surgery for an ACL tear or mensicus tear?

Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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What can I do about a small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus?

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Dr. Gregory Harvey
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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I had hole in meniscus and torn ACL had surgery 4 years ago I felt worse after surgery. Pain is bad still poping locks up I fell and think I re injur?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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I had hole in meniscus and torn ACL had surgery 4 years ago I felt worse after surgery. Pain is bad still poping locks up I fell and think I re injur?

Knee injury: The only way to find out what is going on is to go see your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. You may need a knee MRI as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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I have a torn ACL and lateral meniscus does it require surgery?

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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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

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
34 years in practice
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Hi i recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL and remove my meniscus on feb 14th. Still have swelling and tightness. Should i be worried?

Dr. Steven Sheskier
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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Hi i recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL and remove my meniscus on feb 14th.  Still have swelling and tightness.  Should i be worried?

NO: You are still i the early stages of recovery from the surgery you described. With time and physical therapy the symptoms should resolve .It cqan take a good 3-6 months to recover fully. ...Read more

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