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Acl And Meniscus Tear Recovery Time
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
5 wks into recovery of acl/meniscus tear surgery, I am still taking pain medicine. Is this normal?
Common, but: It's good that you are thinking ahead about how to handle long-term pain control w/out risk of addiction and other medical damage from over-use of opiates, etc. Discuss plans for pain management w/ the surgeon and/or your PCP. Consider your own search if they seem less helpful than you'd hope. Health psychologists can teach hypnosis and other techniques. Other possibilities too. ...Read more
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ACL reconstructed with HS autograft 6 months ago. Last week it swelled up, i didn't feel any pain. Is it ACL failure or a meniscus tear?
Hard to say: Swelling in absence of pain or traumatic event could be any number of things but definitely less concerning than these same findings in assoc w/ pain or twisting re-injury to knee. If it persists for 10 days or more probably warrants re-evaluation by operating surgeon and if exam findings concerning probably repeat MRI to further evaluate. ...Read more
Mucoid degeneration on the acl. Is this from sudden impact- fell 2/14 never had pain before fall -but did have a previous meniscus tear in 09?
Not usually: Usually not associated with single trauma event. ...Read more
Acl surgery about 15 months back, again 3 months meniscus tear on interior took MRI and doctor said it's ok to continue soccer, but pain n swelling?
Pain& swelling notok: If it is painful and swollen then something is not rigth and to cont to play on it is less than a good idea you should re discuss with your surgeon or seek another opinion. ...Read more
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 tear, p. Horn of m. Meniscus tear, early chondromalacia. Nopain during passive extension but pain extending knee for last 15 degrees against gravity?
Uncertain: If you are experiencing these symptoms from recent injury, old injury, post-operative repair, or non-surgical physical therapy. Acute acl injuries in your age group are usually treated surgically while the thinking regarding meniscus repair is in flux between surgical and non-surgical. Older or post-operative symptoms may require different approaches. Call an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have an acl tear and meniscus tear I'm waiting to see a doctor after being put in a brace my ankle is swelling should I be worried?
Knee injuries: If the knee injury is recent (within 2 weeks), the ankle swelling is likely the result of the injury to the lower extremity itself. This is especially true if you are not elevating the extremity regularly. Gravity will pull the fluid into the foot/ankle over time. 2-3 weeks after injury, the swelling should start to improve, but may take longer of you remain on your feet most of the day ...Read more
I have an acl&medial meniscus tear and interpositioned synovial fluid/ cysts formation with a small knee joint effusion. I would like more info, what2do?
Bad, you need fix it: More you wait the more fibrosis you will get the harder and dealy the healing. ...Read more
ACL deficiency : Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side. Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my son 13 years old go at six flags in roller coaster after 3 months of torn meniscus and complete reconstruction ACL surgery? Thank you!
Ask the orthopedic:
Three months after knee surgery, he should be OK.
But it is better if you ask the orthopedic surgeon who is more aware of the extent of the injury, and the extent of the repair, and is more qualify to answer this question.
Again generally three month after knee surgery, usually the healing is complete, including any physical therapy associated with it ...Read more
Is it possible to have both a torn meniscus and a torn acl? Have symptoms that match both. Is there a way to know w/o mri? No money for mri.
Hi I have a ruptured acl, torn meniscus and PCL damage too. I spent 5 weeks in a cast, now 2nd week into physio. Will I require surgery? I'm 23 thanks
ACL Reconstruction: Acl tears do not heal on their own & having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifestyle in the years to come. The acl is a major knee stabalizer, and can provide security to your knee that may prevent further damage to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, articular cartilage, meniscus, & bones when compared to a "loose knee". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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