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Cruciate Tear 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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