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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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Is it possible for you to play soccer goalkeep with hip labral tear?

Is it possible for you to play soccer goalkeep with hip labral tear?

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

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Is it possible to do intense sport with a ruptured cruciate ligament?

Is it possible to do intense sport with a ruptured cruciate ligament?

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

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Is it possible to have an ACL tear and a functional knee?

Is it possible to have an ACL tear and a functional knee?

Yes.: Some people can function fairly well, despite having a torn ACL. This is generally the exception , and not the rule. ...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

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Is it possible to return to football after having a patellar tendon rupture?

Is it possible to return to football after having a  patellar tendon rupture?

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

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Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tear my ACL or MCL while getting up?

Is it possible to tear my ACL or MCL while getting up?

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

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Is it possible to return to play ball after a patellar tendon rupture?

Yes: A patellar tendon rupture requires surgery, and rehabilitation. Typical return to sport is at least 6 months, and may take 12 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to play basketball again after having arthroscopy surgery because of meniscus tear?

Is it possible to play basketball again after having arthroscopy surgery because of meniscus tear?

Yes: Assuming the surgery was successful, once recovered from surgery and after post-op physical therpay. Just be smart, listen to your body, and take it easy. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball without an ACL or is it impossible?

Can you play basketball without an ACL or is it impossible?

Impossible: The anterior cruciate ligament is mandatory to assure stability of the knee joint. Severe further injury would likely occur if any athletic activity were to be attempted even with the best of braces. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Yes if comfortable: Biking does not stress the mcl so you should be fine if you do not have pain. If you do, a brace may be useful. ...Read more

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Could I play football with a torn ACL and meniscus, or is that a career ender?

Could I play football with a torn ACL and meniscus, or is that a career ender?

Acl and football: It will be very difficult for you to play football with an acl tear and a meniscus tear. If you have surgery it may give you another chance to play. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tear the ACL during a patellar dislocation?

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Is it possible to tear the ACL during a patellar dislocation?

Yes: Generally patellar dislocations are not commonly associated with acl tears. However, severe injuries can injure a several structures within the knee. Your orthopedist can easily diagnose an acl tear with an exam and or mri. ...Read more

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Will wearing a knee brace while playing sports make it less likely to have an injury or more likely?

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

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Can you play basketball with a torn acl?

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 more

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Is it better for a basketball player with torn ligaments in foot to get surgery or let heal naturally?

Is it better for a basketball player with torn ligaments in foot to get surgery or let heal naturally?

Torn ligaments: That is hugely dependant on what is torn , how badly it/they are torn , where the ligaments are that are torn , etc. See your team physician/podiatrist for the help you need. They are there for you - good luck ! ...Read more

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Is it not good playing with a slight torn meniscus?

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Is it not good playing with a slight torn meniscus?

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