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Cadaver Use In Acl
Yes: The patellar tendon and hamstring tendons are the most common grafts used to reconstruct the acl; it cannot be repaired once torn. Another option is to use an allograft which means a cadaver tissue graft from a deseased person. These are also often patellar tendon or hamstring grafts. The literature is mixed but in general, using your own tissue is more successfull than using an allograft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: These screws were designed for use in acl reconstructions. ...Read more
My daughter had ACL recon 18 months ago; hamstring autograft. Using endobutton in femur; bioabsorb screw in tibia NOT crossing growth plate retear?
Are there any surgeons in NYC area experienced in reconstructing superior extensor retinaculum of ankle? Being told to wear AFO instead.
Do you have an MRI: Specifying damage? Can you relay results of it..... ...Read more
Are there any orthopedic surgeons using synthetic ligaments to repair plantar plate & lateral collateral ligs in foot?
What are the possible side effects of ACL and meniscus reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft ?
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
Probably: There are many surgeons that perform double bundle acl reconstructions. However, since there are many ways to perform them, we do not know which method is better, or whether it is any better than an anatomic acl. Perhaps a better question is whether a double bundle acl reconstruction is right for you. I perform both, but i still question whether it is better. I am in los angeles though. ...Read more
What's the recovery period from ACL reconstruction surgery? What are the tradeoffs in getting that surgery vs living with torn acl?
What kind of attachments are used in knee replacement? How are knee implants attached in knee replacement? Are screws used, or rods, or something different?
Will tka restore stability in tibia and femur with after having many failed ACL surgery, in hashimoto patient? Still getting movement in tibia.
Wrong indication: A total knee replacement should be reserved for improving pain relief when the joint is worn out. It can improve stability. If you have had failed many ACL reconstructions and you are bone-on-bone a consideration of bracing, osteotomy, partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and knee arthrodesis(fusion) would be considered in a patient as young as you are. ...Read more
Is bucket handle tear surgery categorized in "cartilage repair (using arthroscopy)" or some other category for informing insurance?
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
Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm i would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACL: Depends upon the results you are desiring and the extent of the injury. Partial tears in patients who are not looking for high performance in sports or at work may do well with physical therapy focusing on strengthening of the quadriceps muscle. If you are desiring return to a high level of joint performance or if it is a full thickness tear, surgery likely gives you the best result ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Kicked in knee by horse, had arthrogram done, some fraying of meniscus. Surgery or not. In rigid splint and locks/ clicks?
Depends on ACL Tear: If you are 27 and athletic and have a significant tear, most people in the US would recommend an operative repair. However, depending on the tear and patient, some people do well with conservative management, or waiting. ...Read more
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