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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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Awhile ago I had torn my ACL but I never got it properly fixed or rehabilitated and just recently I have hurt it again. Are there any recommendations?

Awhile ago I had torn my ACL but I never got it properly fixed or rehabilitated and just recently I have hurt it again. Are there any recommendations?

Yes. You need to get: Proper treatment and rehabilitation. Not all ACL tears are complete tears or separation and not all ACL tears require surgery. However, most ACL tears do need proper treatment and rehab. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...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

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How to tell if I retore my acl?

How to tell if I retore my acl?

A good exam then MRI: Although most people think a MRI is necessary to diagnose a torn acl, most knee specialists can tell from a couple of simple test that can be done. With a high suspicion, a MRI is often then ordered and used then to confirm the findings of the exam. My suggestion for you is to see a md who is well trained and experianced in acl's and even revision surgery. Get their opinion. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my acl?

How do I know if I tore my acl?

Get examined: The best and most reliable way to know is to have your knee examined by a sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Afraid about ACL resonstruction?

Afraid about ACL resonstruction?

Discuss your fears: With your orthopedic surgeon & educate yourself before hand about the procedure and aftercare/recovery. ...Read more

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How can I know if I tore my ACL?

How can I know if I tore my ACL?

History and physical: Would recommend an orthopaedic history and physical to see if further workup including and MRI to make the definitive diagnosis. For an ACL tear, one most often has a significant injury to the knee with an immediate filling of the joint with blood. Chronic symptoms of ACL tear are giving way of the knee and a persistent effusion. ...Read more

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Where is the ACL located exactly?

Where is the ACL located exactly?

ACL: An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injury is a a knee ligament that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone. The ACL keeps the knee stable.

Injuries range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe, such as when the ligament tears completely or when the ligament and part of the bone separate from the rest of the bone.

http://www. Miamisportsmedicine. Com/ACLTears. Html ...Read more

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Can you tear your ACL on purpose?

Psychiatrist: Hurting yourself intentionally seems a bit ridiculous to me. But if I take your question seriously, a person must be pretty intelligent and athletic to control the body to injury something as specific as the ACL, or any other specific ligament/tendon/body part. You must know the exact anatomic motion and the exact way to injure such a specific body part. There are psychiatric disorders involved ...Read more

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How to determine if I tore my acl?

How to determine if I tore my acl?

ACL: A pop at the time of injury followed by an inability to resume the activity and subsequent swelling, stiffness and pain are very common. Often a qualified orthopaedist will be able to confirm with physical examination. Finally, an MRI can be confirmatory and helpful to assess for other injuries. ...Read more

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How can I know if I re-tore my acl?

How can I know if I re-tore my acl?

Depends: Seeing an orthopedist will help answer this question. An MRI would be the most accurate way to determine this, though physical exam may be able to determine the status of your acl. ...Read more

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How do you know if you tore an acl?

How do you know if you tore an acl?

Instability: Acl tears usually cause significant swelling, pain, and feelings of instability. ..go see your doctor for evaluation and possible mri ...Read more

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What is thermal shrinkage of an acl?

What is thermal shrinkage of an acl?

Heat shrinks lax ACL: Thermal shrinkage for ACL stretch or partial injuries can provide short term benefit for ACL laxity, but leads to catastrophic failure with longer term follow-up. Thermal shrinkage can no longer be recommended for the treatment of ACL laxity. ...Read more

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Why do ACL tears take so long to heal?

Why do ACL tears take so long to heal?

Blood supply: The blood supply to the torn ligament is very poor, and so it is rare for a complete acl tear to ever heal. The knee after an acl tear also becomes unstable, and so there can be a lot of stress and motion at the injury site that can also limit healing. I would not hesitate to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you tore your acl?

How can you tell if you tore your acl?

Exam and MRI: A good physical exam can indicate an ACL tear: firmly hold the thigh in place, and with the knee bent 90 degrees, firmly pull the lower leg forward. If the lower leg freely moves forward much more than the other without a firm endpoint, this may indicate an ACL tear. The same test in opposite direction would indicate PCL tear. It need not be painful. See a doctor for exam, you may need an mri. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you tore your acl?

How can you tell if you tore your acl?

A good exam then MRI: Although most people think a MRI is necessary to diagnose a torn acl, most knee specialists can tell from a couple of simple test that can be done. With a high suspicion, a MRI is often then ordered and used then to confirm the findings of the exam. My suggestion for you is to see a md who is well trained and experianced in acl's and even revision surgery. Get their opinion. ...Read more

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How much pain can a damaged ACL cause?

How much pain can a damaged ACL cause?

Minimal: When an acl tear first happens the pain can be quite severe. However after about 8 weeks or so the pain will lessen to minimal or none. Unless you pivot in some daily activity and the knee gives out because the acl is no longer stabilizing your knee you should be ok with most daily activities thay involve straight walking. ...Read more

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Are there different levels of ACL tears?

Yes: Yes. There are complete tears, partial tears, and avulsion injuries. I would not hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about in my new acl?

Should I be worried about in my new acl?

Not much: A well done anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction usually makes the knee stronger and more stable than it was before injury. So, as long as you have regained your strength and motion in the leg itself, there is nothing you need to think about or do differently. Thank you. ...Read more

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How do you hurt your acl it for project?

How do you hurt your acl it for project?

AnyKindOfKneeTrauma: ACL injuries including tear of ACL is caused by trauma to the knee.
It is injured when its biomechanical limits are exceeded (over stretched)
Most of the time with hyperextension mechanism. It may be associated with other injuries like Medial Collateral Ligament and Medial Meniscus
Happens more often in Athletes like football, Basketball, wrestling, Marshal arts and certain gymnastics ...Read more

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I tore my acl! What exercise should I do?

I tore my acl! What exercise should I do?

ACL pre-hab: Before surgery focus on straightening your knee (knee extension) and gaining as much strength and rom as you can. This will aid in your recovery post op. After surgery follow your surgeons protocol under the instruction of a physical therapist. ...Read more