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Is it possible to just not have an acl?

Is it possible to just not have an acl?

Extremely rare: Very few cases have ever been identified of patients born without an ACL. It is more common to have an ACL removed after a traumatic incident - some of these patients have continued playing competitive sports with ACL focusing on strengthening the other supporting muscles and ligaments instead to stabilise the knee ...Read more

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What to do if i just want to know can you actually feel your acl?

What to do if i just want to know can you actually feel your acl?

Acl: You can only feel the symptoms of an acl tear. Your knee will feel unstable with any twisting motion or sharp turning. ...Read more

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I was just told i might I have torn my acl...What should I do now?

I was just told i might I have torn my acl...What should I do now?

Recover: If the knee is swollen, ice and compression help in getting down the swelling. Range of motion exercises either on your own or with a physical therapist are also important. ...Read more

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I just had an ACL reconstructed 3wks ago. Last week i ended up a toonie sized dent in my shine. What could it be from?

I just had an ACL reconstructed 3wks ago. Last week i ended up a toonie sized dent in my shine. What could it be from?

Possible: Final decrease in edema that is showing defects secondary to the surgery. Scar tissue and healing, tissue trauma more proximal can cause divots slightly lower in the leg. If there is no redness, pain, change or dysfunction due to this small defect, then it may just be defect from the surgery where edema had finally cleared. ...Read more

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Acl reconstruction, just had mine done. Can you offer some tips or experiences for recovery?

Acl reconstruction, just had mine done. Can you offer some tips or experiences for recovery?

6-12 mos: Although many sources suggest a full recovery to sports in 6 mos, it may be 6-12 months before you can return to full physical activities. Timing depends on the amount of knee damage, type of graft, specific sport, competition level, & psychology http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/acl-program/surgical-recovery/acl-rehab-expectations.html http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/dec12/clinical7.asp ...Read more

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Post ACL exercise?

Post ACL exercise?

Motion.: Range of motion exercises are the most important, to minimize the chance of scar tissue forming. Strengthening of the quads, hamstring and other lower extremity musculature is critical to regain strength. ...Read more

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Where is your ACL located?

Where is your ACL located?

Deep in the middle: Deep in the middle obliquely connecting the thigh bone to the leg bone. It provides stability especially rotational stability required in pivoting movements. ...Read more

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Does my ACL has some tear ?

Does  my ACL has some tear ?

ACL concerns: Are best addressed by a physician or other trained in evaluating the acl by clinical exam. Suspicions are then confirmed with MRI studies. ...Read more

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Can the ACL slip out of place?

Can the ACL slip out of place?

No: The acl cannot "dislocated" per se and still be intact. If this occurs you would have an acl tear. ...Read more