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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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Acl Tear (Definition)

"acl is the medical abbreviation for the anterior cruciate ligament. The acl is one of four major ligaments of the knee and stops the lower leg (tibia) from moving forward in relation to the thigh (femur) while providing rotational stability of the knee joint. Two bundles of fiber combine to ...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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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 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?

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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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

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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?

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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