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Does Acl Reconstruction Cause Pain In Hamstring
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it physically possible to be clear from a ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft in 4 months?
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
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
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
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.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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