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Is It Possible To Continue Playing Rugby With An Acl Tear
It's Possible: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: It is possible to participate in sports and athletic individual events w/ a labral tears, some people can play (and have) entire seasons w/ a symptomatic "labral tear"(college and professional football).Hip "impingement'(related to femoral head and acetabulum) anatomical factors w/ associated labral tears is a very common and somewhat overdiagnosed condition... ...Read more
Yes: it depends on the sport, how the injury was treated (surgery), and what kind of rehab was done. Be sure to use proper protective gear, including a ACL brace. Many NFL players have been known to go an entire career, only to find out later they ruptured their ACL back in college when they get an MRI for an unrelated issue. Sure helps to have some massive muscle mass to compensate. ...Read more
Maybe: Some people can do ok with activities which dont involve cutting or pivoting. If your knee is giving out after a course of rehab the acl should be addressed. Would lean toward reconstruction at 35 though. ...Read more
Possible: Yes i believe it is possible but rehab would take between 6-12 months to achieve a full recovery. Unless one is playing at a competitive level, i wouldn't recommend a weekend warrior to return to playing football after such an injury. Playing basketball would probably even be more difficult. ...Read more
Yes: The pivoting involved in tearing the acl is difficult to do just by getting up from a seated position but not impossible. It would necessitate a sudden twisting of the upper body on a planted knee that is held stationary. While not impossible, it is rarely a tear that occurs with such low energy. ...Read more
Is it possible to play basketball again after having arthroscopy surgery because of meniscus tear?
Will wearing a knee brace while playing sports make it less likely to have an injury or more likely?
Stability: The thought is that wearing a knee brace helps to stabilize the knee and associated ligaments and tendons when you are experiencing pain or minor injury. I see the brace as a protective factor while playing sports if you are dealing with knee tendon or ligament strain/pain. I doubt if it would really benefit or protect you to wear one if no injury exists however. ...Read more
Incomplete tear?: If the tear is complete, forget it. If the tear is minor, sufficient rehab can be done and strength assured so that an athlete may feel confident to return to full participation. However, the risk of then suffering a complete tear would certainly be worth considering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better for a basketball player with torn ligaments in foot to get surgery or let heal naturally?
Consider repair : Meniscal tears have many subsets. Rare tears may heal spontaneously. However, the majority will not heal and thus are not candidates for repair. For those tears, which do have potential for healing, they should be considered for repair. If a repairable tear is exposed to high loads (sports, work, etc.) it may tear further and become non-repairable. The meniscus is very important: try to save it. ...Read more
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