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Can Stem Cells Repair A Torn Acl
No: No. They haven't been shown to repair ACL tears. The tear involves complete disruption of the collagen fibers of the ligament. The ACL goes from a rope-like structure to a disorganized bunch of mop-like endings. They are in complete disarray. Even if the stem cells could reform the acl, you would need some sort of scaffold to direct the new ligament to bridge from the femur to the tibia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had surgery 4 days ago to repair a torn ACL and for the past 2 days I have been feeling wheezy and out of breath is that normal?
Hi i recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL and remove my meniscus on feb 14th. Still have swelling and tightness. Should i be worried?
My daughter had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus last Thursday. The swelling in her foot has Progressively gotten worse with pain. What to do
She needs to be seen: The symptoms you have described suggest a possible infection that may be developing- increased swelling and increasing pain suggests that you should call her doctor and have her seen as soon as possible. Using Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) will only mask the symptoms and delay diagnosis. ...Read more
Mri shows I have torn ACL & meniscus tear. Tear was repaired in oct'13. My knee keeps giving out & i keep falling. I am 68.Is ACL surgery safe for me?
Causes/severity of post-op swelling of the knee after removal of the stitches and some standing/walking? Torn ACL&meniscus & a fracture were repaired.
Injured knee dec 2013 X-rays and MRI of April 2014. PT until September, different doctor said torn acl and meniscus, did surgery to repair after months of Pt still in pain. Did steroid shot in May 2015. Now there is a grinding feeling in knee ?
Varies: Depending on your activity level, your ability to rehab the knee, and also whether you play cutting sports (like tennis, basketball), it's actually possible to live with a torn acl. Here's a recent study on this subject: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa0907797?Siteid=nejm;keytype=ref;ijkey=g71wpxzkhwyf2;. ...Read more
Brace it: Many people elect not to reconstruct a torn acl but want to continue to exercise. So to help your knee stability there are acl braces that are specifically designed to reduce the shifting forward of your shin bone under your thigh bone. This is what the acl normally functions to do. You need an orthotist to properly fit you and teach you how to properly adjust it to your knee. Ask your ortho doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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