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Doctor insights on: Achilles Rupture Vs Acl Tear

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What is more serious? An Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear?

What is more serious? An Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear?

Both are serious: Achilles tendon i believe is less serious because it could heal if treat it without surgery in a cast but the acl will not heal on it is own. ...Read more

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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Which is a worse injury: a torn ACL or a ruptured patella?

Which is a worse injury: a torn ACL or a ruptured patella?

Torn ACL: Torn acl is more likely to lead to long term dysability, is usually more difficult to fix. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ACL tear?

What is the definition or description of: ACL tear?

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

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Are there different symtoms in a ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Are there different symtoms in a ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Effusion (swelling): An acl tear can often include an mcl tear that occurs at the same time. An acl tear generally causes bleeding in the knee joint caused by tearing the blood vessels around the acl. This causes a very fast swelling of the knee joint (usually without the hour). An isolated mcl tear usually does not swell inside the knee and causes pain on the inner portion of the knee, where the mcl tore. ...Read more

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What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Instability.: Tears of either can make your knee feel unstable, but in different planes. The MCL tear will give you more pain over the inner side of your knee. ...Read more

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Acl tear information girls soccer u14?

Acl tear information girls soccer u14?

ACL injuries: Here is some information on ACL injuries in children. For specific medical info, please consult with your doctor or with a doctor on healthtap. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/sports-injuries/pages/ACL-Injuries.aspx ...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?

Variable: Pain after an acl reconstruction is quite variable, and can depend on the technique, time in surgery, and graft choices. The actual acl reconstruction done with an all-inside technique in 30 minutes or less has very low pain levels, and many patients are able to walk within days of surgery. Techniques vary as do pain levels. Donating your own graft is much more painful than the acl reconstruction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an ACL tear and a functional knee?

Is it possible to have an ACL tear and a functional knee?

Yes.: Some people can function fairly well, despite having a torn ACL. This is generally the exception , and not the rule. ...Read more

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Which is worse: an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

Which is worse: an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

Both bad: Two totally different significant problems. Neither is good. OCD can be small and not symptomatic. ACL tear is always a problem for your joint acutely sndvin the long run. ...Read more

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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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Are bunions & ACL tears related? Having bunion cause ACL tear?

Are bunions & ACL tears related? Having bunion cause ACL tear?

No.: They are not related. to tear your ACL, you have to incur a traumatic injury to the knee. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

PT: Your knee has both static stabilizers (acl and pcl) and dynamic stabilizers (quads and hamstrings). Hamstring and quadricep strengthening is usually incorporated into acl rehab. Leg extension and flexion exercises in a brace can be helpful. Talk to your physical therapist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's worse an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

Please tell me what's worse an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

OCD.: Probably the osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), because it is a disease of the joint surface. Even optimally treated, OCD patients run the risk of developing arhtritis in the future. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your doctor tells you you have a chronic ACL tear?

What does it mean if your doctor tells you you have a chronic ACL tear?

Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing ...Read more

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If you have a full thickness ACL tear and I am a 3 sport athlete is the best option to get surgery or no?

If you have a full thickness ACL tear and I am a 3 sport athlete is the best option to get surgery or no?

Yes: It is highly unlikely you would be able to continue any substantial athletic activity with an "ACL deficient" knee. The ACL is one of the primary stabilizers of the knee joint. ...Read more

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I just recieved my MRI results I have a full thickness ACL tear will that heal on its own or will i need surgery?

I just recieved my MRI results I have a full thickness ACL tear will that heal on its own or will i need surgery?

No it will not heal: The acl when get torn, dose not healed by itself and need to be reconstructed, because of the nature of the blood supply of this ligament. ...Read more

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Told by trainer upon tests that I have a grade 2-3 ACL tear. No pain present. Slight instability on stairs or mat surface. It it a possible ACL tear?

Told by trainer upon tests that I have a grade 2-3 ACL tear. No pain present. Slight instability on stairs or mat surface. It it a possible ACL tear?

ACL tear: This may be determined by exam or imaging. If it is graded than likely imaging. This would give you an exact image of your ACL. Sometimes these go on to become completely detached with a fracture so treat as diagnosed and see orthopaedics. All the best. ...Read more

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I've partial thickness ACL tear along its femoral attachment. I'm 19 years old and a sportsman too i can't run from almost last 3 month. please help

I've partial thickness ACL tear along its femoral attachment. I'm 19 years old and  a sportsman too i can't run from  almost last 3 month. please help

See a specialist: Partial ACL tears do happen but are very uncommon. Often a radiologist will make that diagnosis but does not mean it is correct. See a Sports Orthopedic surgeon who can give you a correct diagnosis based on the MRI and a good exam. Even if it is torn, pain is uncommon with running after 3 months. There may be more going on. ...Read more

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Acl tear symptoms ?

Acl tear symptoms ?

Instability.: Usually one notices knee instability , or a sense of the knee buckling, with an ACL tear.There could be swelling and pain involved as well. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do with an ACL tear?

What exercises should I do with an ACL tear?

In line exercises: With an acl tear, you can continue to exercise. However, you should stay away from any twisting, turning, rotational or lateral movements. Stay with in-line exercises such as elliptical, leg press, cycling, spinning, knee extension, hamstring curls, lunges, squats and walking. ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more