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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
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
12days since my ACL reconstruction.Wen will i walk atleast without the walker? Doc n pt wont clearly tell me..I am "bored"!please tell when? 22yrs, m.
Depends: It depends on the strength and quality of the construct at surgery, any associated injuries or procedures, and you muscle function. The answer can only be guided by your surgeon. ...Read more
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
Hi Doc. goodmorning.. I have a question I hope you can help me.. I underwent 2 acl reconstruction both right knee and now my knee is in pain again.
Recurrent knee pain: This is not a question it is a statement. I assume the question is why does it hurt again. Much more information needed to answer this. New injury? History of other injury at time of ACL tear? Where does it hurt? What causes it to hurt? What makes it better? Any swelling? Etc. ...Read more
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
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
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