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Achilles Rupture Vs Acl Tear
Torn ACL: Torn acl is more likely to lead to long term dysability, is usually more difficult to fix. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a full thickness ACL tear and I am a 3 sport athlete is the best option to get surgery or no?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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