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Doctor insights on: Acl Retear Symptoms

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How to tell if I retore my acl?

How to tell if I retore my acl?

A good exam then MRI: Although most people think a MRI is necessary to diagnose a torn acl, most knee specialists can tell from a couple of simple test that can be done. With a high suspicion, a MRI is often then ordered and used then to confirm the findings of the exam. My suggestion for you is to see a md who is well trained and experianced in acl's and even revision surgery. Get their opinion. ...Read more

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Acl tear symptoms?

Acl tear symptoms?

Instability.: Usually one notices knee instability, or a sense of the knee buckling, with an ACL tear.There could be swelling and pain involved as well. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ACL injury?

What are symptoms of ACL injury?

Common symptoms: Include instability with lateral of twisting movement. Often people will say their knee just feels weak or loose or mushy. Catching and locking can be symptoms as well as significant swelling initially. Usually is a result of a non contact twisting injury to the knee. Often people will say they heard or felt a pop. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ACL injury?

What are the symptoms of ACL injury?

Classical ACL injury: Symptoms of an acute ACL injury include:
Feeling or hearing a pop in the knee at the time of injury.
Pain on the outside and back of the knee.
The knee swelling within the first few hours of the injury. This may be a sign of bleeding inside the knee joint. Swelling that occurs suddenly is usually a sign of a serious knee injury.
Limited knee movement
The knee gives way ...Read more

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Please tell me what are common symptoms of a torn acl?

Please tell me what are common symptoms of a torn acl?

Common symptoms: Include instability with lateral of twisting movement. Often people will say their knee just feels weak or loose or mushy. Catching and locking can be symptoms as well as significant swelling initially. Usually is a result of a non contact twisting injury to the knee. Often people will say they heard or felt a pop. ...Read more

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What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Instability.: Tears of either can make your knee feel unstable, but in different planes. The MCL tear will give you more pain over the inner side of your knee. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn acl?

What are the symptoms of a torn acl?

Acl tears: Pain with swelling along with feelings of instability r the most common symptoms associated with torn Acl. Usually one will also have experienced some type of trauma as I these don't tear typically with aging ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could you possibly re-tear ACL allograft a week after initial surgical procedure?

Could you possibly re-tear ACL allograft a week after initial surgical procedure?

Possible: It's possible but pretty unlikely. If you're having pain, it's more likely the pain results from postop inflammation rather than a re-tear of your acl graft. ...Read more

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After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms after the surgery!

After ACL reconstruction, how long should I wait before returning to rugby? I'm not suffering any symptoms after the surgery!

Completion of PT: Return to sport should not be attempted until you have completed a criteria-based acl rehab protocol under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I know if I retear my ACL graft?

How do I know if I retear my ACL graft?

Exam: By your doctor and likely a followup MRI. So sorry. All the best. If it is torn you will have pain and swelling with instability of your knee. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament injury I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament injury I should be looking for?

Instability: The hallmark of an acl deficient knee is instability or giving way of the knee with higher level activities involving cutting, jumping, pivoting, etc. Some individuals may experience this with routine day to day activities. The initial injury is often described as feeling a "pop" in the knee and followed by development of considerable swelling and variable pain. ...Read more

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I ruptured my ACL but all the symptoms like walking up stairs doesn't hurt. How is that possible?

Function: The function of the acl is preventing rotation and shifting around the center of the knee. Walking, stairclimbing, and straight ahead running does not typically involve stressing the acl. Because of this, you can have almost normal function shortly after acl tears if you avoid pivoting motions. If you require those motions for you activities, an acl reconstruction may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

What are the common symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Pain & Instability: Acl tears typically are painful, cause knee swelling, and cause the sensation of instability in the knee. ...Read more

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What are the common signs and symptoms of an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What are the common signs and symptoms of an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Pain, swelling: The majority of ACL tears are noncontact injuries. The classic history is when a person plants and twists a leg, or rapidly changes directions and then hears or feels a pop in the knee. Initial pain tends to be severe, but in some, only lasts a few minutes. Swelling tends to occur within the first hour and most limp for days to weeks. The knee then often gives out or buckles, signs of instability. ...Read more

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Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help

Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help

Knee pain: These are two very different problems. When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury, there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting. There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read more

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My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl. ...Read more

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3 days ago got new acl and bucket handle meniscus repaired. Masturbated and leg buckled and stretched. Could that retore meniscus and stitches?

3 days ago got new acl and bucket handle meniscus repaired. Masturbated and leg buckled and stretched. Could that retore meniscus and stitches?

Sorry, I miss read-: -the question. I read retore as restore, so my comment was out of line. If U had just omitted the masturbation part it made more sense. Yes the fact that Ur knee buckled could very well have caused a disruption of the repair. U should get back 2 Ur operating surgeon & tell him/her about the buckling, & leave out the other part. ...Read more

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I jumped up in the air while playing basketball and I heard a pop. I can bear weight on my knee but not bend it. I don't think I have any symptoms of a torn acl or anything like that?

I jumped up in the air while playing basketball and I heard a pop. I can bear weight on my knee but not bend it. I don't think I have any symptoms of a torn acl or anything like that?

Straighten out.: The fact that you cannot bend your knee after hearing a pop, is something that you might want to have evaluated. And right soon. Torn tissue jamming the joint is a consideration. An orthopedic surgeon is your best bet. ...Read more

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I had ACL & meniscus reconstruction on my right knee 2 months ago. Got pushed into pool landed on right leg, hurt for a minute. Retore meniscus?

I had ACL & meniscus reconstruction on my right knee 2 months ago. Got pushed into pool landed on right leg, hurt for a minute. Retore meniscus?

Depends.: Is the knee swelling up again? Does you knee get "stuck" or locked? Does you knee feel loose again?

If you answered yes, it might be.

If it just happened, wait to see if those signs develop.

If the pain goes away quickly, most likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Did I retear my ACL graft? Did reconstruction n day 3 after ops, I walk far distance wif no crutches. Back home, Feet show black green n leg swells

Did I retear my ACL graft? Did reconstruction n day 3 after ops, I walk far distance wif no crutches. Back home, Feet show black green n leg swells

Get checked: If your feet are black, swollen and green you could have circulation issues, blood clots or gangrene. Please go to the emergency room for immediate assessment. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in the middle of back bone. No symptoms but an ACL injury. I used to sit for long hours. Can't now due to pain. It's pinpoint to mid sec?

Stabbing pain in the middle of back bone. No symptoms but an ACL injury. I used to sit for long hours. Can't now due to pain. It's pinpoint to mid sec?

Trigger Point: See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist for further evaluation. At your age, I don't anticipate major spine issues but this sounds like a trigger point that may be amenable to physical therapy or trigger point injections. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Torn meniscus/acl: Yes, you may have both. Unfortunately, it may be virtually impossible to diagnose both if present at the same time without further imaging. ...Read more

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Is it possible to retear a acl hamstring graft without feeling pain or having swelling? Could the 'pop' have been scar tissue? (Knee feels stable)

Is it possible to retear a acl hamstring graft without feeling pain or having swelling? Could the 'pop' have been scar tissue? (Knee feels stable)

Poss but not likely: The grafts are poorly vascularized and will not lead as much when torn. If your Lachman is negative and noAP drawer motion present, you are in luck. Otherwise, you did it! Sorry. ...Read more

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My daughter had ACL recon 18 months ago; hamstring autograft. Using endobutton in femur; bioabsorb screw in tibia NOT crossing growth plate retear?

My daughter had ACL recon 18 months ago; hamstring autograft. Using endobutton in femur; bioabsorb screw in tibia NOT crossing growth plate retear?

Hard to say: Hard to say, is your daughter having problems? Potential causes of instability after ACL reconstruction include a retear, or simply "stretching out" the original graft, or injuring another stabilizing structure. ...Read more

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+ve hla-b27, -ve ana, -ve ccp, no symptoms of any disease but have an ACL injury. Am I at risk of any autoimmune disease in future or have it? What to do?

+ve hla-b27, -ve ana, -ve ccp, no symptoms of any disease but have an ACL injury. Am I at risk of any autoimmune disease in future or have it? What to do?

Unlikely: Although hla-b27 positivity is associated with a wide range of disease, it is not a sole mediator in the development of any disease. Even though 90% of people with ankylosing spondylitis are hla-b27+, only a small fraction of people with hla-b27 ever develop as. Hla-b27 is present in 8% of the caucasian population. Other genes come into play, and there are environmental factors as well. ...Read more