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Can you play volleyball with a torn ACL if you use a brace or something?

Can you play volleyball with a torn ACL if you use a brace or something?

Possbly: If the brace prevents the shifting sensation of the knee during participation then one could play. It is not a guarantee that more damage may occur while you play, particularly to the meniscus. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Can you play football with a torn ACL if you use a brace and are careful?

Can you play football with a torn ACL if you use a brace and are careful?

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

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Can you play football with a torn ACL if you use a brace and are careful?

Can you play football with a torn ACL if you use a brace and are careful?

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 more

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Can I play basketball with a torn ACL if I wear a knee brace?

Can I play basketball with a torn ACL if I wear a knee brace?

Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play golf with a torn acl?

Is it okay to play golf with a torn acl?

Maybe: Some people can do ok with activities which don't involve cutting or pivoting. If your knee is giving out after a course of rehab the acl should be addressed. Would lean toward reconstruction at 35 though. ...Read more

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Can I ever play sports with a totally torn acl?

Can I ever play sports with a totally torn acl?

Yes: If you get your acl repaired with a surgery or conservatively with physical therapy if surgery is not indicated, usually the recovery after surgery is between 3 to 6 months and you can gradually start exercising. There are a lot of professional athletes that go back to the same level of athleticism 9 to 12 months after an acl repair. ...Read more

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How do athletes still play sports after a torn acl?

How do athletes still play sports after a torn acl?

We don't know: Studies have shown that about thirty percent of people who tear their acl can function quite well without it. The vast majority of people cannot perform at a high enough level to participate in athletics after an acl tear, but there are a few who do. We think it is a combination of small anatomic differences, muscle strength and control and discipline. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long until I can play sports with torn acl?

Can you tell me how long until I can play sports with torn acl?

Most people: Are back to sports by 6 months. Certainly you can get back to running at 3 months and cutting around 4 months. It typically takes 6 or more to get back in good enough shape to compete in sports. ...Read more

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Can I still play soccer with a partially torn ACL? Do I need to have surgery to fix it or are there other ways to fix it without surgery? Thank you!

Can I still play soccer with a partially torn ACL? Do I need to have surgery to fix it or are there other ways to fix it without surgery? Thank you!

No soccer: Any grade year needs proper therapy. If the tear is severe enough you need surgery to fix. Other injuries may improve with rest and aggressive physical therapy. I recommend MRI and follow with orthopedist ...Read more

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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?

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?

Straighten out.: The fact that you cannot bend your knee after hearing a pop, is something that you might want to have evaluated. And right soon. Torn tissue jamming the joint is a consideration. An orthopedic surgeon is your best bet. ...Read more

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Can I play hockey on a torn acl?

Can I play hockey on a torn acl?

Possibly: Go see an orthopedic specialist for surgical options or consider stem cell therapy options. Check out Regenexx. Com. You may need a brace to help decrease movements at the knee. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball with a torn acl?

Incomplete tear?: If the tear is complete, forget it. If the tear is minor, sufficient rehab can be done and strength assured so that an athlete may feel confident to return to full participation. However, the risk of then suffering a complete tear would certainly be worth considering. ...Read more

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Torn ACL will I be able to play rugby again?

Torn ACL will I be able to play rugby again?

Unlikely: Without surgery the knee is not likely to be stable enough to play a sport such as rugby. ...Read more

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What's the worst that can happen if you play football with a torn acl?

What's the worst that can happen if you play football with a torn acl?

Meniscus tear: Continuing to play pivoting type sports such as football with an acl tear may lead to recurrent episodes of the knee buckling and damage to the underlying cartilage. This may lead to early onset arthritis in the future. ...Read more

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When can I play football after a torn ACL and meniscus?

When can I play football after a torn ACL and meniscus?

It's Possible: 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. Obviously 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. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read more

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Could I play football with a torn ACL and meniscus, or is that a career ender?

Could I play football with a torn ACL and meniscus, or is that a career ender?

Acl and football: It will be very difficult for you to play football with an acl tear and a meniscus tear. If you have surgery it may give you another chance to play. ...Read more

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My 17 yr old son tore his ACL and wants to play football. Ss it reasonable to play with a torn acl?

My 17 yr old son tore his ACL and wants to play football. Ss it reasonable to play with a torn acl?

Risks worse injury: Playing with a torn ACL in sports that require cutting and rapid changes of direction is not generally recommended. The intact or reconstructed ACL allows a return to such sports, but more importantly, protects against further meniscal or cartilage damage. Your son risks further irreparable damage to his meniscii and joint cartilage if he tries to play with a torn acl. ...Read more

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I played soccer with a torn ACL and lateral meniscus for 3 months and didn't have any trouble. Are there any consequences that I could have later on?

I played soccer with a torn ACL and lateral meniscus for 3 months and didn't have any trouble. Are there any consequences that I could have later on?

Absolutely: Athletes with torn ACL's are at significantly higher risk of injuring other structures in the knee due to instability including other ligaments, meniscus tears, and cartilage damage. Your meniscus tear also puts you at higher risk for arthritis later in life. Athletes who are still playing should have ACL reconstruction surgery. You should see an orthopedic surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What type of strap/sleeve/brace can be used for football after a torn acl?

What type of strap/sleeve/brace can be used for football after a torn acl?

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

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Is it normal to be able walk without a brace on a partially torn ACL in your left knee?

Is it normal to be able walk without a brace on a partially torn ACL in your left knee?

Yes.: Most partial acl tear will do very well with activities of daily living. With proper physical therapy, many people can even return to sports with a partial acl tear. ...Read more

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I have a torn acl, mcl, damaged meniscus, will I ever be able to play soccer/football again?

I have a torn acl, mcl, damaged meniscus, will I ever be able to play soccer/football again?

Most likely: You should be able to consider this activity between 6 months to 1 year after surgery. The graft should be adequately incorporated by 6 months, but you must work with therapy to regain leg strength. Strength is the most protective mechanism against re-injury. If you do not feel adequately strong, then continue working in the gym before returning to your sport. ...Read more

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I have a torn acl, I have no pain, I can squat, jump, run and climb. I want to play soccer. If I strengthen my knee through gym can I avoid surgery?

I have a torn acl, I have no pain, I can squat, jump, run and climb. I want to play soccer. If I strengthen my knee through gym can I avoid surgery?

ACL tear: The acl is the main ligament that keeps your shin bone from sliding out from under your thigh bone. There are people who can function without one but not usually playing a sport like soccer. The greatest risk is that you will go on to tear your meniscus and other cartilage and cause greater damage to your knee. I do not advise my patients to play soccer without a reconstruction. ...Read more

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What helps with a torn ACL or MCL I have a full leg brace but it keeps moving and my calf is severly bruised my hip feels out of socket &lots of fluid?

What helps with a torn ACL or MCL I have a full leg brace but it keeps moving and my calf is severly bruised my hip feels out of socket &lots of fluid?

Strengthen muscles: If u r not having acl reconstructive surgery then work on strengthening your quadriceps muscle and inquire about being fit for a custom functional acl brace (don-joy or breg make good quality braces). Discuss w/ your ors... And your other symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could my low back pain be caused from having knee problems? I just had my 2nd ACL surgery and have played college soccer with a torn ACL for a season.

Could my low back pain be caused from having knee problems? I just had my 2nd ACL surgery and have played college soccer with a torn ACL for a season.

Low Back Pain: Your low back pain could be related to your knee problems, however, it could be a separate issue all together. If there are underlying disc herniations, lumbar facet joint arthritis and enlargement, or spinal stenosis - these could all lead to pressure on spinal nerves that can cause pain. Low back pain can also be due to the surrounding parapsinal muscles being inflamed or in spasm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to continue playing rugby with an ACL tear?

Is it possible to continue playing rugby with an ACL tear?

It's Possible: 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. Obviously 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. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read more

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Hey, I was diagnosed with a severe ACL tear, am 17 years old only, why can't I perform a surgery as am an athlete and will I be able to play without it?

Hey, I was diagnosed with a severe ACL tear, am 17 years old only, why can't I perform a surgery as am an athlete and will I be able to play without it?

Surgery preferred: At your age, you should have reconstructive surgery. No reason for delay, if diagnosis has been confirmed by mri. You should not play sports on an acl torn/deficient knee, as this will lead to further injury and earlier post-traumatic arthritis. ...Read more

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I got an ACL tear. Orthopedic said that it is degree 2+ and not to play sports for 2 months. Will I be alright after 2 months?

I got an ACL tear. Orthopedic said that it is degree 2+ and not to play sports for 2 months. Will I be alright after 2 months?

Depends: Not all acls need to be fixed. It depends on patient demands and instability. If the knee wobbles, it should be fixed. If no wobbles during everyday activities and you are willing to give up twisting and cutting sports you may be ok. If you want to play basketball, soccer, gymnastics, or other twisting and cutting sport, you will probable wobble during play and need to be fixed. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. So if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more