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Can The Same Doctor That Does An Acl Repair Do A Pcl Repair
Yes: An orthopedic surgeon is a specialist in sports medicine who is trained to take care of knee injuries like ligament tears involving the the acl, pcl, mcl, and lcl, or torn cartilage. Treatement may involve surgery, which is common with ACL injuries, or it may be non-surgical, which is more common with PCL injuries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Acl ruptured & attached to the pcl. I play lots of football. Should i definitely push for ACL reconstruction? Surgeon said i may be ok without?
Opt for ACL: Yes, technically you may be to function without an acl, but you're 26 years old and if it were me, i'd opt to have mine reconstructed, especially if you want to play recreational sports. You're putting a lot of shear stress on your meniscus in an acl deficient knee. We can't recreate normal biomechanics ever, but i think acl competency will give you more longevity on that native knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACL Healing: Acl healing is based on xrays in some cases (to see if the bone plug has healed), knowledge of the time it takes for the biology of healing and your strength. Most doctors will not allow you to return to sports until you have regained your strength to help protect the acl. Some will even make you pass a "sports test" or functional strength assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know i need to see a doctor about ACL reconstruction? One of my knees is loose and sometimes feels like it is going to pop out if i come down on it wrong. I’ve managed it, but it feels like it is getting weaker. Should i see a doctor about ACL re
Did you injure?: Acl disruptions are typically related to an acute injury. These injuries do not have to be contact injury, in fact, they are often non-contact: athlete running and making a quick cut / deceleration (sudden stop). In a rare case you will hear of someone born without an intact ligament. So if you feel unstable see sports doctor for evaluation but w/o injury doubt acl tear. ...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
I had ACL reconstruction at age 13, major back problems age 26. How can my doctor doubt long term problems from knee surgery?
Hard to say: Likely you may have both. Recommend seeing a spine specialist to evaluate your spine. ...Read more
I had ACL reconstruction both knees- 2005 Left and 2009 right. Both are torn again 100%. Doctor suggests new surgeries by taking tendons from patella.
IM nailing&ORIF of tibia 3mnths ago.doctor told to walk with crutch&get rid of it in 4weeks.also had ACL reconstruction.what excercises should I do?
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