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Doctor insights on: Can I Walk With Crutches After An Acl Tear

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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How soon can i walk without crutches after having ACL reconstructive surgery using my hamstring?

How soon can i walk without crutches after having ACL reconstructive surgery using my hamstring?

Ask your surgeon: Progressive weight bearing can usually start as soon as the day after depending on your pain level and stability. Each surgeon has a different protocol depending on what they did in surgery. I would recommend you speak with your surgeon for directions on your rehab. ...Read more

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When will I be able to walk without crutches after an ACL surgery?

When will I be able to walk without crutches after an ACL surgery?

Many surgeons allow-: -it even without a brace. it all depends on the surgeons training and experience. be sure to have it by a fellowship trained sports med orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Do I need pt with my knee after having a patellar graft ACL reconstruction?

Do I need pt with my knee after having a patellar graft ACL reconstruction?

Yes-optimizes result: One recent study reported similar outcomes in patients who followed a self-guided rehab program to those who did formal therapy-key point is that both groups were doing therapy; patellar tendon grafts in particular benefit from pt early on to avoid postop stiffness. Talk to your surgeon-he/she should have a protocol for your therapist. I recommend sportsmetrics(tm) before return to agility sports. ...Read more

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When can I start walking after an ACL surgery?

When can I start walking after an ACL surgery?

When your md says: Every case is different usually it will be 6 weeks before you will be able to take off your brace, crutches and start to walk normally. ...Read more

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Do you have to wear a cast after an ankle arthroscopy?

Do you have to wear a cast after an ankle arthroscopy?

Generally no: Ankle scopes requires two small 1cm portal incisions where cameras are used to evaluate the anke joint then to clean out synovitic tissue, loose bodies, or repair focal areas of cartilage damage. This would generally require a short boot or splint. If you had a scope assisted ankle fusion or or boney/structural procedure needing post op stability then a cast may be necessary. ...Read more

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Had 1st degree MCL knee tear/sprain 2.5 weeks ago from ski. Can walk with 1 crutch but have pain while bending knee. Should i be alarmed? Meniscus?

Had 1st degree MCL knee tear/sprain 2.5 weeks ago from ski. Can walk with 1 crutch but have pain while bending knee. Should i be alarmed? Meniscus?

Maybe.: As long as it is an isolated mcl tear it will heal uneventfully. It could be a medial meniscus tear, though. A careful exam can usually distinguish between the two, but in some cases an MRI is needed to rule out meniscal injury. Pain with walking or bending can be seen with both. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

Severe injury: What was repaired ,? If only the blood vessels you need to be in the hands of an experienced knee surgeon who can monitor the treatment ,which will probably include additional surgery for the meniscus and ligament , to be followed by several months of rehabilatation. ...Read more

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Can i play basketball with a torn ACL if i wear a knee brace?

Can i play basketball with a torn ACL if i wear a knee brace?

Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more

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When can I return to sports after a partial medial meniscus removal?

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When can I return to sports after a partial medial meniscus removal?

Soon: A well performed arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy does not damage anything and merely removes a painful mechanical tear. As soon as the knee calms down and overall strength has returned, return to sports is safe. This can be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months, depending on the person. It can be very quick, but variable depending on situation. ...Read more

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Can a person sprain an ACL (not tear it)? If so, how many sprains before the ACL tears?

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Can a person sprain an ACL (not tear it)?  If so, how many sprains before the ACL tears?

No: The definition of "sprain" is a rupture or tear. There are less commonly partial tears of the acl, but even partial tears are less stable and more easily ruptured. A "strain" is defined more as an injury without rupturing or tearing. ...Read more

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When can I play football after a torn ACL and meniscus ?

When can  I play football after  a torn ACL and meniscus ?

It's Possible: 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 are concerned talk to your doctor. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read more

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Bilateral plica removal and knee cleanup 4 days ago. Can walk with a limp but unstable. Should I use the crutches at a crowded event tomorrow?

Bilateral plica removal and knee cleanup 4 days ago.  Can walk with a limp but unstable. Should I use the crutches at a crowded event tomorrow?

Crutches for safety!: Until you can do a strong straight leg raise, signifying reasonable quadriceps strength and control, you would be safer and at less risk for injury from a fall if you used crutches in a crowded event in the coming days ...Read more

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18 yr old female with a possible meniscus tear. Do you recommend surgery? Will i be in an knee brave immobilizer? How long until i can drive after?

18 yr old female with a possible meniscus tear. Do you recommend surgery? Will i be in an knee brave immobilizer? How long until i can drive after?

Yes/no/maybe: It depends how bad the tear is and which meniscus. Many meniscal tears can be treated with physical therapy alone. I would start by seeing an orthopedist or sports medicine dr, possibly getting an MRI to see exactly what's going on inside, and try pt. Many surgeries can be prevented with pt. ...Read more

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Can you walk normally with an MCL tear?

Can you walk normally with an MCL tear?

Usually limp: A small tear may not hurt bad and you may walk fine. A bad tear hurts and makes you unstable side to side. ...Read more

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9th week after ankle surgery, and still need 2 crutches to walk with limp. Is this normal? Swelling & pain in ankle. When can I walk without crutches?

9th week after ankle surgery, and still need 2 crutches to walk with limp. Is this normal? Swelling & pain in ankle. When can I walk without crutches?

Shake, rattle, roll.: There is ankle surgery and there is ankle surgery. Depending on the extent of the damage and repair, the time until resolution varies greatly. Swelling and pain can be a sign of some degree of instability. Ask the surgeon as to his take on your healing. ...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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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. so if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more


Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more