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Is it possible to continue playing rugby with an ACL tear?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. so if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more


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Torn ACL will i be able to play rugby again?

Torn ACL will i be able to play rugby again?

Unlikely: Without surgery the knee is not likely to be stable enough to play a sport such as rugby. ...Read more

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If I have a partial ACL tear, can I still play rec-league basketball?

If I have a partial ACL tear, can I still play rec-league basketball?

Probably: Partial and complete tears of the acl can also be associated with cartilage injury. If you have instability or other mechanical symptoms of catching or locking, persistent swelling, or joint line pain then high impact, twisting activities should probably be avoided. If symptoms persist, an MRI can help diagnose other internal knee injuries. ...Read more

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I have an ACL tear and my orthopedic said that it is degree 2+ and not to play for 2 months. Will i be alright after 2 months?

I have an ACL tear and my orthopedic said that it is degree 2+ and not to play for 2 months. Will i be alright after 2 months?

Depends: Partial injuries of the acl in low demand patients can do well assuming a straight ahead lifestyle. The more twisting and cutting demand, then the more likely that the knee will continue to be unstable and damage other things. ...Read more

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Hey, i was diagnosed with a severe ACL tear, so my question here, why can't i perform a surgery as am an athlete and will i be able to play without it?

Hey, i was diagnosed with a severe ACL tear, so my question here, why can't i perform a surgery as am an athlete and will i be able to play without it?

Yes you should: When you tear an acl, a person often feels as though the knee went the wrong way. It is usually a non-contact injury. The knee will swell. Later after recovery from the pain and swelling of this first injury, the knee often feels great. The symptoms then are of recurring instability like you don't trust the knee or it gives out. So the symptoms actually change with time. Surgery is usually the tx. ...Read more

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Hey, i was diagnosed with a severe ACL tear, am 17 years old only, why can't i perform a surgery as am an athlete and will i be able to play without it?

Hey, i was diagnosed with a severe ACL tear, am 17 years old only, why can't i perform a surgery as am an athlete and will i be able to play without it?

Surgery preferred: At your age, you should have reconstructive surgery. No reason for delay, if diagnosis has been confirmed by mri. You should not play sports on an acl torn/deficient knee, as this will lead to further injury and earlier post-traumatic arthritis. ...Read more

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I got an ACL tear. Orthopedic said that it is degree 2+ and not to play sports for 2 months. Will i be alright after 2 months?

I got an ACL tear. Orthopedic said that it is degree 2+ and not to play sports for 2 months. Will i be alright after 2 months?

Depends: Not all acls need to be fixed. It depends on patient demands and instability. If the knee wobbles, it should be fixed. If no wobbles during everyday activities and you are willing to give up twisting and cutting sports you may be ok. If you want to play basketball, soccer, gymnastics, or other twisting and cutting sport, you will probable wobble during play and need to be fixed. ...Read more

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MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRIs: are generally very accurate for detecting meniscal and ligament tears of the knee. You can always get a second opinion interpretation of the MRI, or, since it was 6 months ago, try to get a new MRI. Things may have changed since then. Otherwise, see an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play golf with a torn acl?

Is it okay to play golf with a torn acl?

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