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Play Volleyball Acl Brace
What is the definition of full thickness tear to the acl mean? Surgery or No surgery? Im about to be a senior in high school and I play volleyball and run track. If not surgery what's the best thing to do?
Yes: At age 47 i'm assuming you are playing recreational football.If you have a well-fitted functional acl brace(don-joy defiance for example)and no other intrarticular injuries(meniscus tear) then u can try to play.Test it first by doing some hard 'cutting' on it at home or your local park.If it feels like its going to "give way' then u shouldn't play and possibly consider having it reconstucted.! ...Read more
Not Recommended: Football is a contact sport. The risk of sustaining a subluxation (partial dislocation) event is high with cutting and pivoting. When this happens further damage can occur to the knee in terms of meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and tears of other ligaments. A brace won't protect you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 27 play a lot of intramural sports. I have no issues. Would you recommend wearing a sleeve brace for my ACL prevention? What would you recommend
Nephew just tore his acl last week, with small meniscus tears, playing football and was cleared to play this week with a brace. Is this possible?
Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more
Not recommended: Any acl brace does not provide protection at physiologic loads. ...Read more
I have had an Acl injury complete tear
I took a rest from sports activites these past 2 month can I play sports activites awhile wearing acl brace?
Varies: You can try it, but you need to understand that if you have an ACL deficient knee and play sports, there is a fairly high risk you can damage other parts if your knee such as a meniscus. Con general, patients who are low demand and don't play sports do better with an ACL deficient knee than those that want to stay active. The braces don't do a lot to change that in my opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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