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Can you get a PCL transplant if you rupture yours?

Can you get a PCL transplant if you rupture yours?

Yes: A graft is placed through tunnels drilled in the bones to reconstruct the torn ligament. It is less common than acl surgery. Many people that have isolated PCL tears can function normally without surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Hi I have a ruptured acl, torn meniscus and PCL damage too. I spent 5 weeks in a cast, now 2nd week into physio. Will i require surgery? I'm 23 thanks

Hi I have a ruptured acl, torn meniscus and PCL damage too. I spent 5 weeks in a cast, now 2nd week into physio. Will i require surgery? I'm 23 thanks

ACL Reconstruction: Acl tears do not heal on their own & having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifestyle in the years to come. The acl is a major knee stabalizer, and can provide security to your knee that may prevent further damage to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, articular cartilage, meniscus, & bones when compared to a "loose knee". ...Read more

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I ruptured and damaged my MCL beyond repair, dislodged all cartilage in my knee, ruptured my ACL, damaged my PCL and unattached and damaged my patella tendon. I got badly tripped and would like to know what I would feel if I had re-damaged the patella ten

I ruptured and damaged my MCL beyond repair, dislodged all cartilage in my knee, ruptured my ACL, damaged my PCL and unattached and damaged my patella tendon. I got badly tripped and would like to know what I would feel if I had re-damaged the patella ten

Depends: Injury and pain is felt differently by different people. If you have not had the previous injuries repaired,it may be difficult to feel any significant difference. The function of your knee(being able to straighten it and hold it off the ground while sitting) may be affected with a patellar tendon injury -but may not be. An MRI is sometimes the only way to see the injury. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Would dialysis using a permanent catheter in the only patent left phimoral vein rule out transplantation on it ? Had aneurysmal rupture on the right.

Would dialysis using a permanent catheter in the only patent left phimoral vein rule out transplantation on it ? Had aneurysmal rupture on the right.

Very tricky: Transplantation requires an adequate vein near an adequate artery and the bladder. Even if a femoral vein has been damaged, the vein higher up in the abdomen (the iliac or the vena cava) may still support a transplant. These technical details need to be carefully reviewed with a transplant surgeon in advance of transplantation. Most of the time, it is still possible. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Uncle ruptured anterior bicept tendon on right arm playing tennis. Who treats it? Transplant?

Orthopedic Surgeon: Management will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Your uncle can either begin with his primary care physician or a sports physician, but it may ultimately lead to a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you get by without having a PCL surgery?

Can you get by without having a PCL surgery?

More often than not: Acl surgery is an effective and safe treatment for ACL injury. Often those results are transferred to PCL surgery. Not so. Pcl surgery is difficult, not reproducible, and often unsuccessful. Unless a patient has significant instability, rehabilitation, strength and activity modification are the treatments of choice. ...Read more

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Will I get a medical discharge from the army after having PCL reconstruction?

Will I get a medical discharge from the army after having PCL reconstruction?

Not if knee stable: Returning to full duty in the army is definitely expected after successful PCL reconstruction surgery. You will be on a T3 (liothyronine) profile for upwards of 3-6 months, and gradually allowed to return to all training activities and be worldwide deployable by 9-12 months. I performed over 100 PCL reconstructions before retiring from the army and the majority of the soldiers avoided a medical discharge. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i get a medical discharge from the army after having PCL reconstruction?

Are you disabled ?: Then after army medical examination , if they found you unfit to perform your duties , yes possible. See your army medical officer for evaluation..Remember army has lots of desk jobs ...Read more

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the ...Read more


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