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Knee Sprain Vs Acl Tear
Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.
No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently : (Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Yes.: Some people can function fairly well, despite having a torn ACL. This is generally the exception, and not the rule. ...Read more
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
Is it possible I have ACL tear? Felt sharp pain and give in knee after pivots. Lunges hurt it too. Now pain back of knee, swells. Hurts to straighten.
My son had blood drained from his knee yesterday due to possible ACL tear on wednesday. His knee is now the same size it was yesterday being drained.?
If I have an ACL tear in my knee, can I go skiing or will it make my knee worse? Thank you very much in advance
What happens if you can move your ankle after you hhurt your knee is it a ACL tear or jus ah mild hyperextended knee injury?
What you describe may not be connected at all.
See an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more
Knee injury wrestling, week later no pain bit of instability, can walk fine, coach thinks 2-3 grade ACL tear could that be possible without much pain?
Yes for sure!: Believe it or not, after a person tears their ACL most all the pain can resolve between 1 to 4 weeks. The initial pain is from the ACL tearing and bleeding into the knee in addition to bone bruises that occur. These all cause initial pain, but as the swelling resides and the bone bruises resolve, a knee with a torn ACL can essentially be painless. This is why some people put it off. .....Mistake! ...Read more
I was in ballet and holding onto the barre while my foot was facing straight, I slowly turned my knee inwards and it "popped" ACL tear?
Hard to judge: Buckling to one side does not sound as much like an acl injury. It sounds more like an mcl or lcl injury depending on which side it is buckling on. The acl is more involved in a rotational pivoting restraint than a buckling one. ...Read more
Was at wedding dancing when leg either twisted or completely gave out. Can barely extend knee can't really walk ACL tear?
That or locked menis: A locked knee is more likely than an acl. An acl usually does not cause a locked knee. After an acl u can have full rom, but have a lot of early swelling, not so with a meniscus tear which is usually a bucket handle tear. C ur orth and the DX can b easily made. ...Read more
I am 42 year male 5.4ft 68kg i, have ACL tear, osteoartharitis, and varus deformities leg (bowleg), kindly suggest for which knee brace to wear?
Hinged brace: I would recommend a hinged brace that can unload the medial side. ...Read more
Hello sir, im suffering from a knee pain, instability in walking. Its partial ACL tear, with grade 1 signal in posterior horn of medial meniscus?
See doctor: If you are feeling acute knee pain, and instability in walking, this needs to be looked at more closely by a physician, and evaluated further. You seem to know the diagnosis, and your doctor must've discussed your prognosis, and treatment. Depending on the size of the tear will determine your healing rate. You may need pt too, and wear an ace knee support. Your doctor knows best. ...Read more
M having knee pain. Twice got MRI done. Once the report revealed interstial ACL tear and the other time mild synovial effusion.
Arthroscopy: If you have exhausted all conservative treatments such as ice, anti-inflammatories, injections, and physical therapy, a diagnostic arthroscopy is indicated. You may have cartilage (articular or meniscal) damage in your knee and the acl should be evaluated. Check with your local knee doc. ...Read more
Acl tear, p.Horn of m.Meniscus tear, early chondromalacia. Nopain during passive extension but pain extending knee for last 15 degrees against gravity?
Uncertain: If you are experiencing these symptoms from recent injury, old injury, post operative repair, or non-surgical physical therapy. Acute acl injuries in your age group are usually treated surgically while the thinking regarding meniscus repair is in flux between surgical and non surgical. Older or post operative symptoms may require different approaches. Call an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have partial thinness ACL tear with buckling of PCL & grade-2 MRI changes. After 2 years I still feel pain & looseness inside my knee after walk &run?
2nd meniscus surgery in jul'12, 1st in jun'10. Partial ACL tear untreated. Knee & quad irritated. Slight knee pain if tense or being pivot foot.?
Hard to say:
Might get better with pt if not maybe the acl has gotten worse
should discuss with your orthopedist or seek another opinion. ...Read more
I'm a dancer. Have knee pain since 1yr. Initial mri-grade 1 intrasubstance ACL tear. Recent MRI -mucoid degeneration in medial meniscus. A 2nd damage?
MRI report: This is an MRI report; see your orthopedic surgeon for clinical correlation. Your knee pain may not be related to these MRI findings (i.e.U may have tendinitis).Injuries to the meniscus and acl in your age group are usually clinically obvious on exam. Grade 1 signal in a meniscus is usually a normal finding and mucin outs degeneration would be rare in a 24 yr. Old. Good luck! ...Read more
Mri shows I have torn ACL & meniscus tear. Tear was repaired in oct'13. My knee keeps giving out & I keep falling. I am 68.Is ACL surgery safe for me?
Ligament/cartilage: A knee sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament. A ligament connects a bone to a bone. 4 major ligaments of the knee- ACL, PCL, MCL, PCL. The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage structure that sits between the femur and tibia. One on the outside/lateral meniscus and one on the inside/medial meniscus. A wide # of treatments exists for each. If I can help, then www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Ask ur OrthopedicDoc: Better yet, go see a sports medicine specialist who can help you decide when to return to activity. Many variables to consider. How "almost complete" is "almost complete"? In what sport do you participate? Most important, how is your pain control? Bottom line: go see your doc. ...Read more
What does a displacement of the meniscus root mean? Is a ACL sprain considered a tear? Unable to straighten knee could it be patella femoral pain?
Knee issues: Root of the meniscus is the part which attaches to the bone, if it is displaced then it is probably torn, .Yes Acl sprain indicates a partial tear of some of the millions of fibers can that make up the entire Acl ligament. Inability to straighten ones knee completely has many reasons. If you have a recent onset of that u need to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have two tear in left meniscus bucket handle n radial tear as well as my right knee has grade 1 sprain in ligament acl...Is menisctomy necessary?
Side of knee pain, sometimes it gets locked? Pain in calf, similar to when I got soleus tear. Normal MRI apart from G1 ACL sprain. Is it the cause?
Get it checked: A locking knee usually has a mechanical reason. Unfortunately, that will require a mechanical solution. Get it checked by an Orthopedist cuz exercising on a meniscal tear or unstable knee can have bad outcomes ...Read more
The are two tears in my external meniscus, as well as an ACL sprain and two 1 cm cysts in my left knee. There will be a requirement for a surgery eventually. In the meantime, how can I manage the pain. I was taking Morphine 2mg and that wasn't helping. No
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more