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Doctor insights on: Knee Braces For Acl Tear

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Can i play basketball with a torn ACL if i wear a knee brace?

Can i play basketball with a torn ACL if i wear a knee brace?

Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more

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Is surgery is required for knee ligament(acl)tear?

Depends: The younger you are and the more active you are, the more you should consider the surgery. If you have a problem with instability, then you should certainly consider having the acl reconstructed. ...Read more

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After I get a knee surgery(ACL tear), will I still grow? Or will it stunt my growth?

After I get a knee surgery(ACL tear), will I still grow? Or will it stunt my growth?

Plate maturity.: This question needs to be directed to the surgeon that recommended the repair. The growth plate could possibly be affected, depending on the status of the plate opening and the surgical technique . The question of repairing or not repairing has more to do with how the knee might be affected later. The possibility of future meniscal tears and cartilage damage could be increased without a repair. ...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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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