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Is It Easy To Tear An Acl If I Long Board All The Time
No: The ACL torn is from an injury not overuse. Injuries occur with falls and you are more likley to fall when tired or distracted, when using a new board, going out in rough. If you are surfing or participating in any sporting endeavor, there is always the risk of knee injury and that includes ACL tear, but you can minimize the risks by being alert, careful, and staying healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The ACL: is a major stabilizer for the knee and as such if the knee is in constant movement while injured, the fibers take alot of regular amounts of stress. What you are dealing with is the constant movement of injured fibers in contact and out of contact with each other resulting in slower healing. Consider stem cell therapy to help heal faster and fully if surgery is not planned. Check Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: This is variable from person to person...Take derrick rose for example. Most people are able to return to their desired activity by 6-9 months. Discuss this time frame with your surgeon as it will depend on their protocol. ...Read more
It doesn't: The acl cannot heal on its own. It often scars down around the surrounding structures, but it does not return to normal function without a reconstruction. However, the decision to reconstruct is a very personal and individual decision that should be discussed with your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon / sports medicine surgeon. Take the time to go over your own situation with the surgeon! ...Read more
Graft maturation: Besides regaining motion and strength after ACL reconstruction, your knee takes a long time to fully recover because the graft that is used to replace your torn ligament needs to incorporate into the bony sockets drilled to hold the graft. The graft also takes time to literally become a ligament. Cutting sports are usually not recommended until after the 4th to 6th month after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-4 weeks: If there is a significant collection in the knee joint (an effusion), it may need to be aspirated by your surgeon. ...Read more
I have complete ACL tear mid portion...I want to noe hw much time it will take it to recontruct...And will it recontruct naturally?
ACL: A complete acl tear will not heal itself. Acl reconstructions are done at all ages in active individuals. Full recovery from acl reconstruction can be 6 to 9 months if not a full year. It is not mandatory to fix the acl, but the knee will remain somewhat unstable which can lead to future injuries. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
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