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28 yr-old had ACL repair 10 years ago, and has felt leaning and off-balanced since a second surgery 5 yrs ago, and hopes to find a cure.....?

28 yr-old had ACL repair 10 years ago, and has felt leaning and off-balanced since a second surgery 5 yrs ago, and hopes to find a cure.....?

Full ortho eval: Initial radiographs would need to include weightbearing views: Bilateral standing AP, PA Rosenberg, full extension lateral and bilateral sunrise views. If any hint of poor alignment noted, then proceed with full hip-knee-ankle bilateral mechanical axis views to determine where weightbearing line from center of femoral head to ankle crosses at the knee joint. This will help determine if an osteotomy in such a young patient is indicated or should be considered. After imaging and a full examination for motion strength, and laxity, an MRI would help finalize any plans for potential surgery by delineating the degree of any cartilage or meniscal and ligamentous pathology. With history of hyperextension, a definite concern is whether posterolateral corner (LCL, popliteus and popliteofibular ligament) is also involved or injured/loose. ...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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I got acl reconstruction surgery on my left knee yesterday, in a lot of pain. But my left hip area is hurting as well? Do you know why that is?

I got acl reconstruction surgery on my left knee yesterday, in a lot of pain. But my left hip area is hurting as well? Do you know why that is?

Probably a "pointer": I replied but misspell Rectus Femoris that was stretched during surgery. Takes~3wks to heal. Pain she be just below the "point" of your hip. If pain on the side consider coincidental Troch. Bursitis, tight TFL or stress fracture. If in the butt, consider trauma to the gleam nerve head from positioning. You are statistically to young and athletic for some rarer problems-JRA or RA. Ask the surgeon ...Read more

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I had ACL reconstructive surgery using my hamstring yesterday. I have been experiencing hip pain, is this normal? If so what can I do to alleviate it?

I had ACL reconstructive surgery using my hamstring yesterday. I have been experiencing hip pain, is this normal? If so what can I do to alleviate it?

Possible bursitis: Pain on the outside of the hip over your bony bump of your hip bone could be hip or greater trochanter bursitis. Upper buttock or buttock pain could be a low back strain or sciatica. Groin pain would be unusual at your age and could represent a label tear or other hip joint pathology. You probably have bursitis or back issues. Your therapist could help you with stretches and strengthening exerc. ...Read more

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Foot pain after ACL surgery. What should I do?

Foot pain after ACL surgery. What should I do?

Have it evaluated: You may be compensating and have abnormal presure distributuion that your body is not use to. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I ease this pain years after ACL surgery?

How can I ease this pain years after ACL surgery?

See a doctor: If you are having knee pain years after acl reconstruction you may have developed arthritis in the knee. See your orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery time for ACL surgery?

6-9 months: There are 2 considerations for recovery after acl reconstruction. First is the immediate surgery recovery, which can vary depending on surgeon and whether your own tendon is used. Generally you can be walking normally somewhere between 1 and 6 weeks. More importantly, the graft does not reincorporate until 6-8 months for your own and 8-9 months for donor graft. You cannot be pivoting before then. ...Read more

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What is your physical potential after an ACL surgery?

What is your physical potential after an ACL surgery?

Back to normal: Isolated acl reconstruction for a torn acl should return your knee function back to normal once rehabilittion and graft maturatin have occurred at about 6 months after surgery. Concomitant cartialge and/or meniscal pathology may limit your overall recovery somewhat. ...Read more

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What is your physical potential after having ACL surgery?

What is your physical potential after having ACL surgery?

Normal function: Goal of surgery is full functional recovery, including high level athletics. Elite level athletes may take 1 to 1 1/2 years to return to their elite level. Substantial therapy and restrengthening is needed to get this good result. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to figure skate after an ACL surgery?

See below: After successful acl reconstruction most people can resume their pre-injury recreational sports. Discuss limitations with your treating surgeon. ...Read more

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What people did before ACL reconstruction surgery was found?

What people did before ACL reconstruction surgery was found?

Therapy and bracing: Before the early 1990's, 80% were recommended for non-operative treatment of their acl deficient knee. This consisted of therapy and bracing and reduction in sporting activities. Many of these knees went on to early knee replacement. ...Read more

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Consequences of not getting ACL surgery to fix and previous injury?

Consequences of not getting ACL surgery to fix and previous injury?

Reinjury.: If you choose to live with a torn ACL, you are putting your knee at risk for "giving out", which can cause more permanent damage to the knee, such as loss of cartilage, which could lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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I'm 4 1/2 months post ACL surgery is it okay for me to go sprinting?

I'm 4 1/2 months post ACL surgery is it okay for me to go sprinting?

Acl: Recovery after acl sugery is a progression and each surgeon will have a specific protocol for u to follow pending on the type of graft and preferences. Consult yr surgeon for specific answer. ...Read more

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Please go through attachment and advice me whether I should go for ACL surgery or not?

Please go through attachment and advice me whether I should go for ACL surgery or not?

No attachment seen: I cannot see your attachment. You might have to pay for an active, one-on-one consult and then you can send me your attachment. ...Read more

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Is rehab needed before ACL surgery?

Is rehab needed before ACL surgery?

See below: Yes.! this is helpful to reduce edema swelling, improve range of motion, some strength and educate on future anticipated rehabilitation after reconstruction. It is always important for the patient to do prescribed home exercises in between their outpatient supervised therapy sessions to achieve the best surgical outcome. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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How much pain should I feel post op ACL surgery?

Depends: That depends on a number of factors: 1) allograft or autograft - when using your own tendon (either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon), the donor site (where we get the tendon) typically hurts more than the acl reconstruction. 2) type of acl reconstruction - some surgeons are performing "all-inside" acl reconstructions that have significantly less surgical pain, 3) individual pain tolerance. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to be showering after ACL surgery?

Is it safe for me to be showering after ACL surgery?

Maybe: You should check with your surgeon. For my patients I let them shower 24hours after surgery. Some physicians like to wait longer, to make sure you don't get an infection or fall in the shower and hurt your knee again. ...Read more

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I had ACL surgery. I am in my rehab stage. What do I do?

I had ACL surgery. I am in my rehab stage. What do I do?

Protocol: Follow the protocol given to you or your therapist by the surgeon. Even if you feel really good it is always best to be cautious rehabbing ACL surgery ...Read more

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What can I expect for post ACL surgery therapy?

What can I expect for post ACL surgery therapy?

Physical Therapy: You should begin a dedicated physical therapy protocol that has been time tested to help maximize range of motion of your knee while not placing your reconstructed acl in jeopardy. You should discuss this with your ortho surgeon and schedule your first pt appointment before surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more