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Does ACL reconstruction cause pain in hamstring?

Does ACL reconstruction cause pain in hamstring?

No: The repair itself does not cause hamstring pain. The pain is secondary to either weak hams or from hamstring spasm from inflammation in the knee joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Lu
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Acl Reconstruction (Definition)

Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more


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Hamstring autodraft to be opted for my ACL reconstruction. Age22, male, badminton player.Is this method good for me?If yes then why?Any good alternate?

Hamstring autodraft to be opted for my ACL reconstruction. Age22, male, badminton player.Is this method good for me?If yes then why?Any good alternate?

Up to You: Usually it depends on how big the tear is or if the ACL is retracted or not. Check out Regenexx.Com for more info regarding Stem Cell therapy for ACL repair if you want to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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3 months after ACL reconstruction, I have still sharp pain where the hamstring tissue taken while bending above 120degree.Is it normal?

3 months after ACL reconstruction, I have still sharp pain where the hamstring tissue taken while bending above 120degree.Is it normal?

Continue Rehab: This can be normal, although it is rather uncommon, following hamstring harvest for acl reconstruction. The other issue may be related to your tibial tunnel (drill hole) that is very close to the hamstring harvest site. Make sure your surgeon is aware of this and continue your rehab. If this persists prominent hardware or another diagnosis should be considered. ...Read more

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Hamstring or patella for ACL reconstruction, what are the factors involved treatment?

Hamstring or patella for ACL reconstruction, what are the factors involved treatment?

Surgeons preference: Both r acceptable ; each has it's own drawbacks. Either way accept the surgeon's advice as it is based on his/her experience. If u don't like the choice, seek an opinion from a surgeon who uses the technique u prefer. ...Read more

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For athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft better for an ACL reconstruction?

For athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft better for an ACL reconstruction?

Hamstring: Quicker recovery. Expected full regaining of hamstring strength at 1 year postop. No risk of fractures. Patellar tendon grafts result in only 80% regaining of quad strength longterm, and anterior knee pain complaints are high long term. Patella fracture risk postop due to graft defect. ...Read more

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Do I have to worry about the hamstring graft tearing 2 weeks after acl reconstruction surgery? If so how to prevent it tearing?

Do I have to worry about the hamstring graft tearing 2 weeks after acl reconstruction surgery? If so how to prevent it tearing?

Follow protocol: I would not "worry" about it, but I definitely would follow your postoperative instructions carefully. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had an ACL reconstruction a few months ago with a hamstring graft. His friends have signed him up for a bungee jump. Is this wise?

Wise? No.: I am the wrong person to answer this question, because I am a chicken. There are risks inherent in bungee jumping independent of an ACL reconstruction. With the ACL construction in mind, what kind of activity is your boyfriend engaged in now? If he is finished with his physical therapy and he has full return of function, the operation may not be a factor anymore. But why risk it? ...Read more

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22 yr, badminton coach. 3months post ACL reconstruction, hamstring autograft. Can i split my daily daily exercises into parts? Or do it in one stroke.?

Can split: It's ok to split your daily exercises into parts. As long as you are consistently doing your exercises, i think you will be fine. Do see your surgeon if you notice that you are not progressing well with your exercises. ...Read more

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For a non-competitive athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft most effective for an ACL reconstruction?

For a non-competitive athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft most effective for an ACL reconstruction?

Acl tear: I would recommed a hamstring graft although the patella graft would work well too. The hamstring graft can be removed through a cosmetically nicer incision and there is probably less postop pain than a patella graft. I assume your question was in regards to autografts and not allografts? ...Read more

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Why is there a stinging pain at the top of tibia when I stand or try to straighten my leg? Acl reconstruction hamstring graft

Why is there a stinging pain at the top of tibia when I stand or try to straighten my leg? Acl reconstruction hamstring graft

Referred: This discomfort is probably referred from your knee joint and may be a remnant of your previous surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I had ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft 3 months ago and now i'm having sharp pain in my hamstring. Any suggestions?

I had ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft 3 months ago and now i'm having sharp pain in my hamstring. Any suggestions?

ACL: Not uncommon. If acute onset, usually ice and rest followed by rehab of hs with stretching and strengthening is all that is usually required. Would recommend discussing and having evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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ACL reconstruction 2 wks ago using hamstring graft. Today I had intense sharp pain in my hamstring followed by dull constant ache. Thoughts?

Tendon rupture: The ACL tendon graft harvesting is a blind procedure that ends up narrowing the remaining tendon. The narrowed tendon may tear causing a sharp pain. The post-traumatic bleeding could explain the ache since blood, outside of its vessels is an irritant. Look for tell-tale bruising in the sore area. Let you surgeon know. ...Read more

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Hello, Had an acl reconstruction with hamstring 1.5 years ago. skied yesterday and today knee is painful going up/down stairs. not swollen. retorn?

Hello, Had an acl reconstruction with hamstring 1.5 years ago. skied yesterday and today knee is painful going up/down stairs. not swollen. retorn?

Likely not..: The only way you can re-tear an ACL is with an injury that you will compare to the first time you tore the ACL. It is not uncommon for someone even at a year out to have some pain after athletics. Remember, you likely have not skied since prior to the surgery so this is a new stress on your knee. If a knee swells it is a bad sign; yours in not so don't worry, but see your MD if it persists. ...Read more

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I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?

I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?

Well: 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 a re concerned talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring). Muscle weakness, swelling, wobble when weight put on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out.

Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring).  Muscle weakness, swelling, wobble when weight put on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out.

NOT AS PREDICTED: Your recovery is slow at best, but not necessarily an area of worry, unless there is a problem with your femoral nerve. Strongly urge followup visit in next few days with your surgeon, and find out if this is just a slow recovery or a post-operative complication which needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?

What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?

Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthopedic surgeon is in the best position to answer this question. It's safe to say that your recovery will last for several months with a lot of physical therapy. ...Read more

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