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How Many Months Of Rehab Will I Need For A Pcl Tear
Maybe: The best diagnostic method is a good physical exam to determine how loose the knee is. Mri is the most detailed imaging that will tell you what ligaments are injured. An xray won't show you the PCL tear but it can show you how far back the tibia sits relative to the femur if you have a comparison view of the other knee and it is a dynamic view of someone pushing the leg back during xray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Up to a year: An acl and PCL combined injury represents a significant trauma to the knee. Even after reconstruction of both ligaments, the knee may not function normally again. With a successful acl/pcl reconstruction, and adequate rehabilitation, many patients can return to function in 8-10 months. Returning to the same level of activity or sports is variable, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My artho scopy was done and it stated partial acl+pcl tear and wa advised not to recnstruct it.
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Partial ACL PCL Tear: A partial acl and PCL tear in a 25 year in a young active person is not very common. The most important factor we consider in deciding to reconstruct is if you have any knee instability. Does it give out with certain activities ? Does it feel stable with straight forward walking ? Since your orthopedic surgeon was there and saw your acl and PCL you need to ask him or her when you can return. ...Read more
Yes: Pcl tears typically result from a dislocated knee. In knee dislocations, multiple ligaments are torn including the acl, pcl, and one of the collateral ligaments. Isolated PCL injuries are somewhat rare and usually occur from a direct blow to the top of knee such as a dashboard impact during a car accident or a fall directly onto a bent knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have partial acl+partial PCL tear. Both are almost 40% damaged.Due to this I have laxity also. I am 25 years old. How it can be treated,
Reha: At 25 years old you need the knee to be examined very carefully and check for instability, you could have anterior or posterior or combined instabilities.First the more symptomatic one should be corrected, if not instability is detected them a very dedicated pt reha should be the next goal.Remember this is a knee at risk and should be very careful with the type of sport you practice. ...Read more
I have chronic partial acl+pcl tear+laxity(50 days delayayed treatment). It has been 8 months can it be treated 100% with surgery/reconstruction.
Yes and no: Surgery is always iffy & is forever. There are world class soccer players playing with acl ruptures. They made dedicated efforts to develop strong muscles of upper & lower leg. Physical therapist can be helpful in this. The principle is when a joint is loose, the way to accommodate is to develop "gorilla" muscles around joint so that muscles take over what damaged ligaments can no longer do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has a grade 3 pcl tear and meniscus tear. They won't do surgery for pcl because her growth plates aren't closed. Is this a good idea?
Yes: I don't know how old your daughter is or how athletic she is. This is an unusual injury. ( hit dashboard, fell hard on knee ..?). Non operative tx. for PCL is probably indicated. If she really has a meniscus tear then have it scoped and fixed. Quad strengthening and bracing should be helpful until she's thru growth. She may never need it reconstructed if it's truly isolated.I perform arthroscopic ...Read more
PCL tear: With isolated PCL tear, current recommendations are physical therapy with quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. If he has a concomitant acl tear, he may need a reconstruction of both. If there is pre-existing arthritis with malalignment of his knee, he may require a total knee replacement. It can be a complex algorithm depending on the alignment of his knee and what his x-rays show. ...Read more
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