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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?

6-8 months: It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue used to reconstruct the acl. The meniscus is healed enought after 6 weeks to allow you to walk with out your knee locked in extension. ...Read more

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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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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

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