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Dr. Anthony Watson
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Non painful knee popping 2 weeks after acl surgery. Is this normal?

Non painful knee popping 2 weeks after acl surgery. Is this normal?

Probably: Painless popping of the knee, even after surgery (including ACL surgery), is rarely a sign of any abnormality. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Acl Reconstruction (Definition)

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


Dr. Joseph Wilson
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Is it common to have some popping in your knee after ACL surgery? It's been 3 weeks since surgery. The popping feels like I'm popping my knuckles.

Is it common to have some popping in your knee after ACL surgery? It's been 3 weeks since surgery. The popping feels like I'm popping my knuckles.

Popping in knee : It is a common occurrence for people to feel and hear snapping and popping in the knee. After ACL surgery your quadricep tendon becomes very weak and when this occurs your kneecap does not track as well in the groove of your knee . This makes it easy to hyperextend the knee and get this popping to occur. This will improve as your motion and quad gets stronger. Scar tissue also contributes to this. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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I am 4 weeks out from ACL surgery and my knee has been popping. Should I be concerned?

I am 4 weeks out from ACL surgery and my knee has been popping. Should I be concerned?

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

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Dr. James Shapiro
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My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes i loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes i loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Nguyen
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Difficulty bending knee after ACL surgery - is that supposed to happen?

Difficulty bending knee after ACL surgery - is that supposed to happen?

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

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Problems with knee instability a year after ACL surgery. What should I do?

Problems with knee instability a year after ACL surgery. What should I do?

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

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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How to prevent knee pops after ACL surgery?

How to prevent knee pops after ACL surgery?

Strengthen: Physical therapy to strengthen the surrounding muscles. If persists need to see the surgeon who did the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
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What to do about sharp knee pain below knee 3 1/2 weeks after ACL reconstruction surgery?

What to do about sharp knee pain below knee 3 1/2 weeks after ACL reconstruction surgery?

Pain is expected: After the surgery, but it is expected to decrease gradually, and if not - make sure you follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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