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Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

Yes (to an extent): Any surgery will cause post-operative pain. There will also be discomfort with the therapy that is required after the procedure. Different patients have different pain thresholds, but usually, the pain post-operatively isn't so bad (from the feedback i've gotten from my patients who have had the surgery). ...Read more

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How painful is it getting an anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery?

How painful is it getting an anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery?

Not too bad : Acl surgery is for the most part done arthroscopically using minimally invasive techniques. There can be pain because bone tunnels need to created. Pain is usually controlled by using a femoral nerve block and narcotic pain meds. Most patients report manageable pain levels. ...Read more

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Is there any cure to anterior cruciate ligament tear?

Is there any cure to anterior cruciate ligament tear?

Scope: Complete acl tears will not heal on their own. Arthroscopic acl reconstruction ('scope') uses a graft in place of the torn ligament and typically can help active individuals with knee instability return to their prior level of functioning. ...Read more

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How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

PCL tear: An isolated PCL tear depending on degree can allow a person to function fairly well. A high grade or complete PCL may hasten patello-femoral arthritis. Often time a PCL tear is associated with posterolateral (pl) or posteromedial (pm) instability which warrants PCL reconstruction with pl or pm reconstruction. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

Instability: The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is the ligament that keeps the tibia (shin bone) in line with the femur (thigh bone), and keeps it from dropping back behind. When it tears, the body tries to heal the tear but in a looser position. Sometimes this is loose enough to cause instability (where the knee sags back and is unable to maintain a normal position. This can cause other tears or disability. ...Read more

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Is the thermal shrinkage procedure effective for partial posterior cruciate ligament tears?

Is the thermal shrinkage procedure effective for partial posterior cruciate ligament tears?

No: The surgical experience with thermal shrinkage of capsule or ligament has mostly been abandoned due to poor results. The tissue is initially shortened but significantly wreaked in the process, and fails in time. ...Read more

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I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that i coulddo?

I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that i coulddo?

Quadriceps strength: Work on quadriceps strength and thereby go into surgery with as strong quadriceps as possible. That will be the muscle group you will also focus on after surgery. ...Read more

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What diffuses the tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with posterior displacement within the intercondylar?

Nothing: There is nothing that would "diffuse" a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (acl). Acl is one of only few ligaments in our body that is entirely intra-articular which means it is not within soft tissues but is sitting inside the joint space with some surrounding joint fluid. This atmosphere makes it impossible for the ACL to heal (which I am assuming what you meant by diffuse). ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament graft tear? I have no pain and only minor instability (side to side).

What treatment is recommended for full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament graft tear?    I have no pain and only minor instability (side to side).

See ORS : If your acl graft rupture is isolated ( no meniscus injury, etc)your treatment may be nonoperative as long as the graft doesn't cause pain , catching or instability.See an experienced knee surgeon for examination and treatment alternatives .( revision acl reconstruction can always be done @ later date if your knee becomes more unstable).Best of luck! ...Read more