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Acl Reconstruction Failure Symptoms
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
Had an mpfl reconstruction now need ACL hamstring reconstruction are there major risks with the ACL recon due to hypermobility and previous MPFL recon?
On thing is if Ur-: -own tissue is 2 B used, it is of poor quality due 2 Ur general condition of hyper-mobility means Ur tissue will also B effected since it will also become hype-mobile meaning it will stretch. Best option is cadaver bone-tendon-bone allograft. It will not stretch like Ur own will. Also I would B tested 4 Marfan's. There R 3 grades of this malady. 1= people who R short in stature with Ur symptoms. ...Read more
In due time...: I have my patients wear a brace until 6-9 weeks postop. While many patients are able to put partial weight on the leg w/ the aid of crutches, it is not unusual for them to feel weakness/ pain @ 4 wks that prevent them from fully walking on their own. You should discuss specifics with your physical therapist/ surgeon as each protocol varies slightly. ...Read more
6-12 mos: Acl: generally speaking. 12 wks for straight line jogging, 6 mos for pivoting activity. 12 mos for full recovery. Maybe a bit longer if allograft used. Meniscus: most meniscal surgeries are a meniscectomy rather than a repair. Meniscectomy recovery is about 1-2 months depending upon other factors. Meniscal healing after a repair is not a guarantee. It takes 6-12 months for full healing. ...Read more
What are the possible side effects of ACL and meniscus reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft ?
What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?
What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?
Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthopedic surgeon is in the best position to answer this question. It's safe to say that your recovery will last for several months with a lot of physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after ACL reconstruction (patellar autograft) with medial meniscus repair and lateral meniscectomy can one start taking anti-inflammatories?
Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5cm retract @15wks post-op revision rotator cuff repair. Can use bioinductive implant in re-repair?
Stem Cells: Check out Regenexx.Com for more info. Basically adult stem cells are usually from your own blood, fat or bone marrow. This clinic is the only one in the country using your own stem cells to heal or repair ACL at this time without surgery. Check to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more
Surgeons preference: Both r acceptable ; each has it's own drawbacks. Either way accept the surgeon's advice as it is based on his/her experience. If u don't like the choice, seek an opinion from a surgeon who uses the technique u prefer. ...Read more
Acl deficient knee (injury 1999)
current age- 30 yrs
rare buckling once/year
not active lifestyle
gym injury-medial meniscus (2012)
advise ACL surg?
Maybe: If you are happy with your current activity level/lifestyle and not buckling with everyday activities you may not need to have acl reconstruction. If you want to eventually return to jumping, pivoting, change of direction activities then you might consider surgery. An experienced sports medicine ortho can guide you towards making an appropriate decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends.: Allograft tendons can be as strong or stronger then autograft tendons, depending on what you are comparing. Patella tendon autografts are "gold standard" but hamstring tendons are quickly being recognized as being just as good. One downfall to allografts is that it takes longer for your body to "ligamentize" the graft, however there are benefits to allografts as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a menisectomy, extruded meniscus stage 3 osteoarthritis lead to an earlier total knee replacement?
Yes: If you have stage 3 oa, you have lost much of the cartilage on that side of the knee. If the rest of the knee is normal, there are options such as osteotomy or partial knee replacement that can work well if medical treatments or injections do not keep you comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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