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Is it normal to have a swollen left foot after a ACL repair?

Is it normal to have a swollen left foot after a ACL repair?

Possibly: Assuming that surgery was performed on your left knee, it is not unusual to have dependent swelling in the same limb. Inform your surgeon. ...Read more

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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 had ACL reconstruction on friday and my foot is cold, kind of numb and swollen. I've been moving it when not doing cpm. Should i go back to hospital?

I had ACL reconstruction on friday and my foot is cold, kind of numb and swollen. I've been moving it when not doing cpm. Should i go back to hospital?

Call Surgeon ASAP: There can be many explanations, but some are serious. If you had a nerve block, residual numbness can be normal. Try loosening the bandages. If the foot remains cold, it could represent an injury to the arteries and should be evaluated quickly. ...Read more

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Can flat foot be made normal curve foot, am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Can flat foot be made normal curve foot,  am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Flat foot: The best solution is to see a podiatrist and get orthotics made. There may be a need for an ankle brace , but that will be part of your evaluation when you see him/her. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can ACL reconstruction screw up a nerve that causes foot pain? Oct 2013 I had it done and I still get really painful sensations in the foot sometimes

Can ACL reconstruction screw up a nerve that causes foot pain? Oct 2013 I had it done and I still get really painful sensations in the foot sometimes

ACL Surgery: It is unlikely that your intermittent foot pain has been caused by ACL reconstruction in 2013. If a nerve was damaged at the time of surgery, the symptoms would be continuous, not intermittent. Some patients can develop a condition called chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) after lower extremity surgery. It is more common in females with lower extremity trauma. Recommend evaluation for this ...Read more

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I've had ACL reconstruction and the foot on that leg tingles and hurts really bad. Nothing else is bothering me, no pain in the knee. What could the reason be?

May need more time: Depending on how long it is after acl recon, you can have pain in e foot due to gait not being normal. If the acl tear was a result of a fall, you may have also injured your foot, and now that knee is less painful you maybe feeling the pain in the foot. Best to discuss it with your surgeon and have an x-ray done. ...Read more

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25 days after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair,I hear my knee pop and crack when I bend my knee . Is this normal ?

25 days after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair,I hear my knee pop and crack when I bend my knee . Is this normal ?

Knee discomfort: I would expect this to be present after reconstruction but I would certainly pass it by my Ortho ...Read more

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After ACL repair, will I be able to climb stairs normally, jump, run or dance again?

After ACL repair, will I be able to climb stairs normally, jump, run or dance again?

Yes: Results of acl surgery are generally good but are influenced by overall condition of knee. Associated cartilage damage or unsalvageable (unrepairable) meniscal tearing do definitely adversely affect outcome. In the patient with an isolated acl tear without associated damage 90 some % will return to an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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I had my Acl reconstruction left knee(arthoscopic) done on 7th july.23 july night: i was having severe pain in my left knee.is it normal and how long?

I had my Acl reconstruction left knee(arthoscopic) done on 7th july.23 july night: i was having severe pain in my left knee.is it normal and how long?

If of sudden onset: Get 2 C Ur surgeon right away. This is about time U could have a serious infection. U should C him/her now, especially if it is has not been getting better since surgery, or is steadily getting worse. ...Read more

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What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?

6-8 months: It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue used to reconstruct the acl. The meniscus is healed enought after 6 weeks to allow you to walk with out your knee locked in extension. ...Read more

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