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Can You Play Volleyball With A Torn Acl If You Use A Brace Or Something
Not Recommended: Football is a contact sport. The risk of sustaining a subluxation (partial dislocation) event is high with cutting and pivoting. When this happens further damage can occur to the knee in terms of meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and tears of other ligaments. A brace won't protect you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: At age 47 i'm assuming you are playing recreational football.If you have a well-fitted functional acl brace(don-joy defiance for example)and no other intrarticular injuries(meniscus tear) then u can try to play.Test it first by doing some hard 'cutting' on it at home or your local park.If it feels like its going to "give way' then u shouldn't play and possibly consider having it reconstucted.! ...Read more
Not recommended: Any acl brace does not provide protection at physiologic loads. ...Read more
Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more
Depends on position: Unless you are playing as a lineman, who are prone to mcl injuries, a football players should not typically where braces, even after an acl reconstruction. The braces and sleeves will inhibit quad activity and can make a knee worse. If you have an acl tear without having undergone reconstruction, football is not recommended at all. Braces do not protect rotation of the knee from an acl tear. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but using an acl brace might be helpful, if not too painful. ...Read more
Yes, but not smart: You can physically get away with it, but it is not advised. You will likely give way and damage the knee further. Playing sports on an acl deficient knee usually leads to early onset arthritis, and multiple return trips to your orthopedic surgeon. The knee should be reconstructed, and after 4-6 months of diligent therapy you may be ready to return to bball. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I jumped up in the air while playing basketball and I heard a pop. I can bear weight on my knee but not bend it. I don't think I have any symptoms of a torn acl or anything like that?
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