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Can You Do Pilates With A Torn Acl
Acl tears: Pain with swelling along with feelings of instability r the most common symptoms associated with torn Acl. Usually one will also have experienced some type of trauma as I these don't tear typically with agingSee 3 more doctor answers
ACL: Depends upon the results you are desiring and the extent of the injury. Partial tears in patients who are not looking for high performance in sports or at work may do well with physical therapy focusing on strengthening of the quadriceps muscle. If you are desiring return to a high level of joint performance or if it is a full thickness tear, surgery likely gives you the best resultSee 3 more doctor answers
Superficially: It might help, but probably won't get deep into the knee. It's not going to do anything to help heal the ACL at all. Usually it depends on how big the tear is or if the ACL is retracted or not. If not planning surgery, check out Regenexx. Com for more info regarding Stem Cell therapy for ACL repair.See 1 more doctor answer
Torn=ripped a part: Acl=anterior-cruciate-ligament. This is a tough ligament connecting the upper back of knee to lower front of knee (see pic). A torn acl means a tear--which could be partial or complete. Complete-tear = totally ripped a part as shown here. It is an important ligament in knee, especially for active folks, like athletes. If you are very active, consider have it repaired. Consult doc. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Partial acl tears needs to be tailored to your individual situation depending on age, activity level, and instability. Plus, 1) a complete acl does not always need surgery, 2) a partial acl may be completely stable or may be completely unstable, 3) an acl reconstruction can be a relatively minor surgery when performed well. I recommend asking a sports medicine orthopedist that earns your trust.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is completely normal and typical to be walking normally with a torn acl. The acl functions in keeping the knee from rotation and shifting. Walking and straight ahead running do not involve stressing the knee enough for the acl to become necessary for stability. Planting and cutting on the affected knee would be less likely after tearing an acl.
Acl does not heal: Acl tears do not heal on their own. Suergry is usually recomended for young active people. However, not everyone with an acl tear needs surgery. They are those who are sedentary, don't have gross instability of the knee with activities of daily living, and those without other injuries to the knee such as meniscus tears. About 10% are copers and can return to sports such as skiing.
Yes: Depends on the time from the injury and the amount of swelling after the injury but most people will be able to walk (without aids) a week or two after tearing their acl esp. If the acl tear is not associated w/ other imjuries (mcl tears, meniscus tears, etc). See an ors who is board certified and a knee specialist. Best of luck!
Yes: Unfortunately, an acl cannot heal on its own. Once torn, the acl can scar back down, but cannot function like the original acl. Because of this, knees with persistent instability require acl reconstructions to restore function. Some patients can get by without acls if they limit all cutting and rotation activities through the knee. Others will have persistent impairment.
@ 26 U should B -: -thinking of reconstruction, not how long U can ride a stationary bike. U should B able 2 ride as long as U R able & not aggravate Ur knee.See 1 more doctor answer
Twisting motion: At the knee, especially with cutting motions in soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, etc. Other ways of injuring ACL is when someone runs into your knee on the outside, causing a MCL, meniscus and ACL injuries.See 3 more doctor answers
Patellar tendon: If you are 34 and active athletically I prefer autologous patellar tendon graft (using your own kneecap tendon). Older individuals w/ instability symptoms after an acl tear --- prefer allograft. Some surgeons will offer a hamstring (quad. Looped) for your case. I still believe endoscopic acl reconstruction w/ your own patellar tendon gives the best results long term. Discuss w/ surgeon. Good luck!
Well: 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. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. 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. Check Regenexx. ComSee 2 more doctor answers
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