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Does full thickness acl tear require surgery?

Does full thickness acl tear require surgery?

Only if U want-: -a good knee. Some relatively inactive people may opt not 2 have it reconstructed. But in someone as young as U needs good functioning knee. It will deter degenerative disease later in life. ...Read more

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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


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Full thickness ACL tear --- most common treatment?

Depends: If the ACL has not retracted, it may heal on its own, sometimes it does not. When it does not, then physical therapy and braces can be used to strengthen the knee overall. If you are not a very active person this may be just fine, however ACL replacement surgery is an option. If you do not want surgery than stem cell therapy can be used to heal tissues/ligements. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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If you have a full thickness ACL tear and I am a 3 sport athlete is the best option to get surgery or no?

If you have a full thickness ACL tear and I am a 3 sport athlete is the best option to get surgery or no?

Yes: It is highly unlikely you would be able to continue any substantial athletic activity with an "ACL deficient" knee. The ACL is one of the primary stabilizers of the knee joint. ...Read more

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I just recieved my MRI results I have a full thickness ACL tear will that heal on its own or will I need surgery?

I just recieved my MRI results I have a full thickness ACL tear will that heal on its own or will I need surgery?

No it will not heal: The acl when get torn, dose not healed by itself and need to be reconstructed, because of the nature of the blood supply of this ligament. ...Read more

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MRI 1 = full thickness ACL tear no meniscal damage MRI 2 (10 mnth on) = NO ACL Damage, meniscal tear. Is this at all possible. No injury since.?

MRI 1 = full thickness ACL tear no meniscal damage MRI 2 (10 mnth on) = NO ACL Damage, meniscal tear. Is this at all possible. No injury since.?

Very confusing-: -were the MRI's done on the same machine & interpreted by the same Radiologist? If different that could cause the confusion. Also the slices on the MRI are subject 2 table positioning as well as how thick the slices were an MRI with images every 5mm looks different from 2 or 3mm slices. Someone should compare the scans side by side, preferably by a different Radiologist. ...Read more

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I've partial thickness ACL tear along its femoral attachment. I'm 19 years old and a sportsman too I can't run from almost last 3 month. Please help

I've partial thickness ACL tear along its femoral attachment. I'm 19 years old and a sportsman too I can't run from almost last 3 month. Please help

See a specialist: Partial ACL tears do happen but are very uncommon. Often a radiologist will make that diagnosis but does not mean it is correct. See a Sports Orthopedic surgeon who can give you a correct diagnosis based on the MRI and a good exam. Even if it is torn, pain is uncommon with running after 3 months. There may be more going on. ...Read more

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Docs Please tell, does partial thickness Acl tear with preserved ligaments attachment, heal completely with rest, rehab & medication without surgery?

Docs Please tell, does partial thickness Acl tear with preserved ligaments attachment, heal completely with rest, rehab & medication without surgery?

It depends: On the severity of the tear, and whether there is any functional impairment. It may not require surgery, but talk to your orthopedic surgeon about treatment/prognosis in your case. ...Read more

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Acl tear symptoms?

Acl tear symptoms?

Instability.: Usually one notices knee instability, or a sense of the knee buckling, with an ACL tear.There could be swelling and pain involved as well. ...Read more

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Acl tear problem around 2 year back?

Acl tear problem around 2 year back?

It still have time: The natural history of an acl injury without surgical intervention varies from patient to patient and depends on the patient's activity level degree of injury and instability symptoms.
Complete acl ruptures have a much less favorable outcome. After a complete acl tear some patients are unable to participate in certain sport. Sometime other injury associated with acl tear.
Advise to have arthoscopy. ...Read more

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Who should I see about a complete ACL tear?

Who should I see about a complete ACL tear?

Sportsmed specialist: Conservative estimates are that between 100, 000 and 125, 000 acl surgeries are done in the us each year and most of these complex surgeries are done by surgeons who do less than 10 or 12 per year. The success rate of he surgery even in the best hands is about 90%. Surgeons who are fellowship trained in arthroscopy and sports medicine have additional experience in dealing with these injuries. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do with an ACL tear?

What exercises should I do with an ACL tear?

In line exercises: With an acl tear, you can continue to exercise. However, you should stay away from any twisting, turning, rotational or lateral movements. Stay with in-line exercises such as elliptical, leg press, cycling, spinning, knee extension, hamstring curls, lunges, squats and walking. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ACL tear?

What is the definition or description of: ACL tear?

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

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What steps should I be taking next when recovering from a 3rd ACL tear?

What steps should I be taking next when recovering from a 3rd ACL tear?

Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing ...Read more

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Should I apply heat or ice to my ACL tear?

Should I apply heat or ice to my ACL tear?

Depends when you: Tore it. Ice definately in the first 24-48 hours after injury. ...Read more

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Can I still walk if I have a bad ACL tear?

Can I still walk if I have a bad ACL tear?

ACL tear: Yes you can walk with a complete acl tear. It just bother you on uneven surfaces or a quick twist. ...Read more

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How long does ACL tear rehab usually take?

How long does ACL tear rehab usually take?

Depends: Following an ACL reconstruction post tear, the rehab usually involves three months of regular physical therapy, then some follow up as needed. Our physical therapist then will do a three month sports/functional test to see whether you can be discharged from pt or if you need to continue. Overall, it take a whole year for the graft to mature, so some pt may be needed off and on during that year. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent a second ACL tear?

What can I do to prevent a second ACL tear?

U can't, but: U can't " prevent " an acl tear but there are things that u can do that may help from sustaining a second one. (this applies to your reconstructed and acl intact knee): keep your quads strong; work on your balance / coordination ability (proprioception) and possibly avoid contact sports (if that's possible). Best of luck! (acl bracing? Not effective).... ...Read more

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Will I need a surgery for a partial ACL tear?

Will I need a surgery for a partial ACL tear?

No: Typically no unless it's near complete tear and U are unstable and this limits your normal activities ...Read more

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