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Can I Go To Six Flags And Ride The Roller Coasters 5 Weeks After A Complete Acl Reconstruction Surgery
Can I go to six flags and ride the roller coasters 5 weeks after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?
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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
Can I go to six flags and ride roller coasters 1 month after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?
Surgical site: This may be at the surgical site. See your surgeon to clarify this pain. ...Read more
Takes a while: Takes a bit of dedication and persistence to get the most out of an acl reconstruction. Every surgeon has his/her own protocol and in part depends on how it was done and if there were any other injuries repaired or not . An example of one is given here: http://www.Orthoassociates.Com/_pdfs/acl_recon.Pdf discuss with your surgeon . The reconstruction is only half of the equation. ...Read more
No: Even though there is a risk of tendon rupture associated with levofloxacin, it's mechanism is a loss of blood supply. The acl graft matures by drawing from the surrounding fluid within the joint, and should not have a higher risk. There is currently no evidence to suggest acl tear association with Levofloxacin use. It is most commonly associated with achilles ruptures. ...Read more
I had an ACL reconstruction surgery 3 months ago and accidentally took a levoflaxacin. Should i be worried?
No.: It is true that quinolone antibiotics such as levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, and Avelox are sometimes associated with tendon problems and sometimes rupture. I know your concerns about your recent surgery to your knee. This side effect is rare. Your single dose of Levaquin probably will not do damage to your knee. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Routine acl reconstruction should take less than 90 minutes for an experienced surgeon. You should not need a catheter during surgery. Make sure you void before you go into the or. Many surgeons and hospitals use urinary catheters during surgery routinely. If it is a big concern for you talk about it with your doctor prior to surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had ACL reconstruction surgery last august. After 6 months of healing i'm still suffering from pain in it. What are my options?
Get a 2nd opinion: That should not be the case. At the 6 month post op period, pain should be minimum if any at all. Activity level should be fairly normal. There may be other issues at hand such as some arthritis, complication from an absorbable screw, persistent meniscus tear, sterile effusion and indolent infection. If you are getting nowhere with your surgeon, go see another md for a 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unnecessary: Screws used in acl reconstruction are either absorbable (which means the body will incorporate it), or non absorbable. A nonabsorbable screw is typically buried in bone and doesn't cause damage to surrounding tissues. If it really needs removal, we must ensure the acl reconstruction has matured completely. Waiting a year after reconstruction before removal is preferred. ...Read more
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
Quite strong: The strength of fixation for an allograft acl reconstruction varies on the type of fixation and individual surgeon technique, but in general the initial strength is similar or greater than the original native acl. Over time as the body replaces the allograft tissue, the graft becomes first weaker, then about the same strength as the original. This process takes about 8-9 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: An acl reconstruction can fail. It is not any stronger then your acl ligament was prior to the initial injury. So if you plant and cut on a planted foot or other traumatic incident it can re-rupture. If an allograft is used there is a slightly higher re injury rate. Further sometimes but rarely the screw that is used to fix the graft an come loose. You should see your surgeon for follow-up. ...Read more
11 weeks since from mcl tear surgery and acl reconstruction started work again and am very having mild swelling with a tired feeling. is that normal?
ACL/MCL: Yes, early fatigue is normal because of lack of strength. It takes time for you to re-build stamina. It is always good to check in with your surgeon as well. ...Read more
Is it physically possible to be clear from a ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft in 4 months?
Can I miss my period after having an ACL reconstruction? I had surgery on a wed, period was due the following sun but never arrived. Now 5 days late.
Sure can!: Any major stress, like surgery, or a new drug (like anesthesia) can affect the menstrual cycle. However, be sure to check for pregnancy, as that it the most common cause of a missed period in a sexually active, fertile female. If you miss another period or you are pregnant see your doc. ...Read more