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How Can I Tell If I Need To Have A Pcl Repair
Depends on symptoms: The best way to determine if you need PCL surgery is by your symptoms and what your knee feels like on physical exam. Mri or xray findings can show the injury but really how unstable the knee is during activities is really the most important thing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many different: There are many philosophies on ways to perform a multiligament reconstruction. No single way can be described as the best. Some prefer staged procedures versus all together. Some use more incisions. Most use donor cadaver grafts because there is no way we can donate so much of our own. I personally do everythig at one surgery with all-inside acl, all-inside double bundle PCL and 2 bundle lcl/plc. ...Read more
A good exam then MRI: Although most people think a MRI is necessary to diagnose a torn acl, most knee specialists can tell from a couple of simple test that can be done. With a high suspicion, a MRI is often then ordered and used then to confirm the findings of the exam. My suggestion for you is to see a md who is well trained and experienced in acl's and even revision surgery. Get their opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An orthopedic surgeon is a specialist in sports medicine who is trained to take care of knee injuries like ligament tears involving the the acl, pcl, mcl, and lcl, or torn cartilage. Treatement may involve surgery, which is common with ACL injuries, or it may be non-surgical, which is more common with PCL injuries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I ruptured and damaged my MCL beyond repair, dislodged all cartilage in my knee, ruptured my ACL, damaged my PCL and unattached and damaged my patella tendon. I got badly tripped and would like to know what I would feel if I had re-damaged the patella ten
Depends: Injury and pain is felt differently by different people. If you have not had the previous injuries repaired,it may be difficult to feel any significant difference. The function of your knee(being able to straighten it and hold it off the ground while sitting) may be affected with a patellar tendon injury -but may not be. An MRI is sometimes the only way to see the injury. See your doctor. ...Read more
Arthroscopic surgery: For the most part, PCL reconstruction is carried out arthroscopically. The procedure typically takes about 90 minutes and most patients can go home the same day. Postoperatively, physical therapy is required for approximately 6-8 weeks. Return to sports can happen typically after 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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