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Can you stiil have ACL even with braces?

Can you stiil have ACL even with braces?

? understand Q: Not sure what you are asking...Sorry.Please clarify what u mean...Acl and knee braces? Or braces for your teeth? ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How much gymnastics can I safely do while wearing an ACL brace?

Better ask your Ort-: Hopedist who has DX you, and knows the severity of your problem or whether you have any other conditions which can affect the treatment.
He would be in the position to advise you. ...Read more

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I have a complete tear in my ACL , after surgery do I need to wear a special brace?

I have a complete tear in my ACL , after surgery do I need to wear a special brace?

The State of ACL fix: Post op most p-atients return to athletics BUT not to the same level of competition.If the repair is perfect, you should not need a brace for non-contact sports. They rarely are perfect. Let your orthopedist evaluate the need for a brace after he/she has seen the status of your knee and the repair. ...Read more

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Can you sprain your MCL even when you are wearing a ACL brace?

Yes: Wearing a brace does not guarantee ligament injury. ...But it could have been worse if you did not wear it. ...Read more

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What type of strap/sleeve/brace can be used for football after a torn acl?

Depends on position: Unless you are playing as a lineman, who are prone to mcl injuries, a football players should not typically where braces, even after an acl reconstruction. The braces and sleeves will inhibit quad activity and can make a knee worse. If you have an acl tear without having undergone reconstruction, football is not recommended at all. Braces do not protect rotation of the knee from an acl tear. ...Read more

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Should i wear a brace if i'm 10 months post operation from ACL surgery for football?

Possibly: If you are 10 months out from the surgery, you probably do not need to wear a brace. Some surgeons do recommend wearing a brace for up to one year following your surgery. It is best to check with your operating surgeon to see if what he recommends. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear a brace after i recover and rehab from ACL reconstruction? I plan to go back to football and basketball

Possibly: After acl reconstruction most surgeons still utilize a postoperative 'rehab ' brace for 6 weeks; although some acl surgeons do not .'functional' , custom-fit acl braces are most commonly used after5-6 months for athletes returning to sports, esp. Football.Personaly, i still prefer post-op braces to help obtain full extension and prevent inadvertent hyperextension; 'custom' @6 months for football.. ...Read more

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Should you be wearing a knee brace after ACL surgury?

Should you be wearing a knee brace after ACL surgury?

Not necessarily: The peer-reviewed literature on bracing after acl surgery states that it is not necessary. Nonetheless, many orthopaedic surgeons and patients "feel" better if a brace is worn. A early (6 week) postop brace is common, but much less common afterwards if the knee remains stable on examination. ...Read more

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Will ankle braces increases chance of tearing your acl?

Will ankle braces increases chance of tearing your acl?

No.: There is no evidence to support that. Athletes at all levels brace their ankles, and there is no evidence to suggest that the ACL is at higher risk of injury because of them. ...Read more

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Is there any great benefit from a brace, post ACL reconstruction to ski?

Depends: It really depends how far out you are from your surgery. There is really no good data that shows that bracing impacts recurrent acl tears. If however you still feel weak or inhibited a brace is not necessarily a bad thing but if you have any reservations at all i would not advise skiing w or w/o a brace as a brace won't prevent another tear. ...Read more

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Acl knee brace should I wear one to prevent twisting?

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Acl knee brace should I wear one to prevent twisting?

Not really: An acl brace has not been shown to prevent any rotation in the knee. It really only prevents stress on the mcl or lcl ligaments. A patient without an acl can still injury the meniscus and cartilage while wearing a brace. Furthermore, many braces inhibit the quad muscles, further worsening some symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you play volleyball with a torn ACL if you use a brace or something?

Can you play volleyball with a torn ACL if you use a brace or something?

Possbly: If the brace prevents the shifting sensation of the knee during participation then one could play. It is not a guarantee that more damage may occur while you play, particularly to the meniscus. ...Read more

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I am 2 weeks post op from meniscus and ACL repair. Will i need a brace after recovery to get back into ice hockey? I am a goalie. Thanks.

I am 2 weeks post op from meniscus and ACL repair. Will i need a brace after recovery to get back into ice hockey? I am a goalie. Thanks.

Not necessarily: After a full rehab program you most likely will not need a brace. The acl and meniscal should be good to go within 9 mos to 12 mos, some as early as 6 months post surgery. I have had some athletes prefer to wear one for prevention of further injury but it has not been proven to always be effective. ...Read more

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I had ACL reconstructive surgery about a month and a half ago. When i make my return to sports at 6 months. How long will I have to wear a brace?

I had ACL reconstructive surgery about a month and a half ago. When i make my return to sports at 6 months. How long will I have to wear a brace?

You don't: Studies routinely have shown that bruce wear after acl reconstruction is not needed. Athletes in contact sports typically fell more "comfortable" wearing a brace of some sort for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Ask your ortopedic: doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a knee brace for ACL reconstruction patients?

Could you recommend a knee brace for ACL reconstruction patients?

Talk to your surgeon: Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial. Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have questionable effectiveness. Most studies show no improvement in knee stability, re-injury rate, or healing time or rates with use of a brace. I still use braces most of the time, however, because subjectively patients feel better with the extra support. ...Read more

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Can you play football with a torn ACL if you use a brace and are careful?

Can you play football with a torn ACL if you use a brace and are careful?

Yes: At age 47 i'm assuming you are playing recreational football.If you have a well-fitted functional acl brace(don-joy defiance for example)and no other intrarticular injuries(meniscus tear) then u can try to play.Test it first by doing some hard 'cutting' on it at home or your local park.If it feels like its going to "give way' then u shouldn't play and possibly consider having it reconstucted.! ...Read more

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Can you play football with a torn ACL if you use a brace and are careful?

Not Recommended: Football is a contact sport. The risk of sustaining a subluxation (partial dislocation) event is high with cutting and pivoting. When this happens further damage can occur to the knee in terms of meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and tears of other ligaments. A brace won't protect you. ...Read more

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I had ACL surgery and am not sure if i can wear my knee brace over my pants. Is that okay?

I had ACL surgery and am not sure if i can wear my knee brace over my pants. Is that okay?

Yes: As long as the brace is "comfortable" and gives you support then you should be ok. ...Read more

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After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?

After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?

Ask Surgeon: This is a decision your surgeon should address since every case is unique. Only your surgeon knows how extensive the damage was and what had to be done to correct it. Some will recommend at least light compression indefinitely after the surgery while sometimes it is only a few weeks or months. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able walk without a brace on a partially torn ACL in your left knee?

Is it normal to be able walk without a brace on a partially torn ACL in your left knee?

Yes.: Most partial acl tear will do very well with activities of daily living. With proper physical therapy, many people can even return to sports with a partial acl tear. ...Read more