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Dr. Allen Lu
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Acl Reconstruction (Definition)

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


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How long does ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair take?

How long does ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair take?

Average 1-2 hours: Average operative time for acl recon. Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 hours. Add 30 minutes for each meniscus repaired. ...Read more

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What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?

What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?

Variable: Protocols vary a great deal, but typically the meniscus needs about 12 weeks to heal before aggressive range of motion and strengthening can begin. Typically 6-8 months before return to cutting sports is required. ...Read more

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When am I able to drive post ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair on my right leg?

When am I able to drive post ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair on my right leg?

ACL repair: When your orthopedic surgeon and your physical therapist tell you its safe for you to try. ...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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When can I walk? Having ACL reconstruction, MCL and lateral meniscus repair. When can I go to work? Special needs teacher constantly standing. Thanks

When can I walk? Having ACL reconstruction, MCL and lateral meniscus repair. When can I go to work? Special needs teacher constantly standing. Thanks

3 weeks: Usually after a meniscus repair you need to be non weight bearing for at least 3 weeks. With just an acl reconstruction, most of the tim e you will be walking by 2 weeks. Of course, it can be 6 weeks until you are walking relatively pain free. ...Read more

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25 days after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair,I hear my knee pop and crack when I bend my knee . Is this normal ?

25 days after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair,I hear my knee pop and crack when I bend my knee . Is this normal ?

Knee discomfort: I would expect this to be present after reconstruction but I would certainly pass it by my Ortho ...Read more

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Per mri 2 seperate tears in meniscus, acl repair 20 years ago. scar tissue in knee, will it be more difficult to treat/fix knee? Im worried

Per mri 2 seperate tears in meniscus, acl repair 20 years ago. scar tissue in knee, will it be more difficult to treat/fix knee? Im worried

HealthTap Prime.: This question requires a conversation with a doctor who knows you well. This forum does not permit a full discussion of risks & benef- use HealthTap Prime or talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI to discuss the implications fully. Usually, scar tissue in the knee can lead to accelerated (sooner than expected) arthritis. Depending on ur health & overall condition, Orthopedics may treat it or oper8 ...Read more

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I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?

I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?

Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you a re concerned talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?

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 more

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Im due to have an ACL scope post 7months of my ACL reconstruction what are the signs that i've got a re inured ACL and meniscus there is pain atm?

Im due to have an ACL scope post 7months of my ACL reconstruction what are the signs that i've got a re inured ACL and meniscus there is pain atm?

Swelling/instability: Apparrently u had arthroscopic acl reconstruction/meniscus repair/ resection 7 months ago. If u r having inc. Pain or a feeling of 'looseness' or instability or inc. Swelling esp.After an injury to you're knee then you may have retorn your meniscus( or it never healed) or( hopefully not) torn you're acl graft . Most times patients know the feeling of 'looseness' and the ors will confirm w/ examgl! ...Read more

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Had ACL reconstruction & meniscus shaving 2 days ago & now feel a lot of swelling and stiffness, is this normal? My felt good and now so stiff

Had ACL reconstruction & meniscus shaving 2 days ago & now feel a lot of swelling and stiffness, is this normal? My felt good and now so stiff

Yes: Acl surgery can cause swelling in the knee, especially in the early recovery. It is most important to work on regaining full extension over the next several days to weeks. The swelling should progressively improve as well. If you have calf swelling or pain, there is a small chance that you have developed a blood clot. Talk to your surgeon if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is the typical time for knee swelling to go away after meniscus arthoscopic and ACL reconstruction surgery?

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What is the typical time for knee swelling  to go away after meniscus arthoscopic and ACL  reconstruction surgery?

1-4 weeks: It sometimes depends on the type of reconstruction as well as bleeding within the joint. Because of this, it is difficult to predict the amount and duration. Most of these resolve as the body seals and starts to heal. The body also starts to absorb everything over the first month. ...Read more

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I had knee surgey ACL repair and miniscus i was doing fine and now when i walk i feel a pintching pain on the side it hurts a lot goinh down the stair?

I had knee surgey ACL repair and miniscus i was doing fine and now when i walk i feel a pintching pain on the side it hurts a lot goinh down the stair?

Let me explain: What kind graft was used for the acl repair, if the graft from your knee cap that it could be the reason, if is not those sign of some problem in the knee cap. Check it out.. ...Read more

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What are the big differences in the rehabilitation of ACL reconstruction ?

What are the big differences in the rehabilitation of ACL reconstruction ?

Graft/other path: Rehab following ACL reconstruction is typically dictated by the type of graft used and any injuries to other ligaments, menisci, or articular cartilage; when they require repair/reconstruction, associated injuries to these other structures often slow down the early postop rehab. Autografts typically return sooner to high demand sports. Your surgeon should have a detailed postop rehab/pt protocol. ...Read more

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How long does ACL reconstruction rehab usually take?

4-6-8-12 months: But i'm sure one of our orthopedic experts will answer your question very soon! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ACL reconstruction rehab?

Physical Therapy: In short, it is a specific protocol of range of motion and strenthening exercises to minimize stress the graft experiences and maximizes your recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more