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Knee Buckling After Acl Surgery
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
Brace, surgeon: Find your original knee brace dispensed by your surgeon for acl stability and wear it. Then contact your surgeon and let them know your situation. Best of luck. ...Read more
See surgeon: See operating surgeon. If no resolution, see rheumatologist. ...Read more
Check with surgeon.: Check with your surgeon. Generally, if your having instability it is usually one of two things: Your ACL is not working properly, or, you may be having instability from a kneecap tracking problem. ...Read more
Orthopedic surgeon: I believe that you should notify your orthopedic surgeon about this symptom as he/she would want to know of any postoperative discomfort. ...Read more
Speed Shifting...: Well, I wouldn't be shifting gears so fast without consulting with the surgeon first. You don't want to be popping the clutch or anything else, before you get rolling. ...Read more
Surgical site: This may be at the surgical site. See your surgeon to clarify this pain. ...Read more
What to do if I'm now 8 months out of ACL surgery and the knee that I had surgery on cracks frequently, what is this?
If you get a single bundle ACL surgery on one knee and a double bundle ACL surgery on the other could this cause any harm to the body?
No harm: You would be an interesting case control study to compare differences, but there is a chance that both would function equally well. Both techniques can result in success, and therefore, you might not expect any difference or harm. Since you know which knee had which tech., comparison may be biased. ...Read more
Had ACL surgery a couple years ago can't put any weight on kneeand when knee is flexed a bunch of cracking n poppin n sum pain comes with it?
I had ACL surgery about a year ago. Yesterday, my knee gave out the worst it has, I am in constant pain and it is still giving out today. What is this?
Very common: Very common you'll require extensive rehab treatments and it won't feel like your regular leg for at least a year. ...Read more
ACL exercises: If the rest of the knee is healthy then squats are the single best exercise to rebuild knee strength after an acl. ...Read more
Variable: Every surgeon has his/her own preference for returning to walking and weight bearing, so ask your surgeon! For my reconstructions, I typically allow full weight and walking on the day of surgery. It is aided by crutches until the quad muscles can adequately function to allow walking. Normal working without a quad inhibition can take anywhere from a few days to a few months after surgery. ...Read more
If I had ACL surgery and I fell a few dats later, should I get me knee checked out if it's in pain?
Yes: You are still within the "rehab" phase of your treatment and should be under the care of the treating surgeon. If I was your surgeon I would want to know these things! ...Read more
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