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Is patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery common?

Is patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery common?

Varies: It does vary somewhat. Anterior knee pain is more common if the graft was taken from the patellar tendon itself as opposed to the hamstring or an allograft. I would let your surgeon know you are having problems. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Lu
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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


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How can I treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

How can I treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

See details: You can treat it by consulting with the surgeon who did the ACL repair and following his/her advice. ...Read more

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How to treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

How to treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

This is common: It is very common for someone to have this after surgery. It occurs more often with autogenous PT grafts. Ice often, stretch you hamstrings, do cross-friction massage in area that is most tender, take some NSAID's as needed, do stim at PT, try Ketoprofen skin patches and just wait. If is has been longer than 18months, then consider trying a PRP injection. 14% of patients can have it long term. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to ACL surgery?

What are alternatives to ACL surgery?

Rehab & bracing: Not all ACL injuries require surgical intervention, but most do. Most activities of daily living can be performed without a functioning acl. Cutting, pivoting and changing direction are difficult or outright impossible for most patients without an acl. One can alter their activities avoiding those that cause knee instability, try bracing and definitely try rehabilitation in effort to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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What to expect when going in for ACL surgery?

What to expect when going in for ACL surgery?

Hard Work: 80% of the outcome is dependent on good post-op therapy. Early active range of motion, weight-bearing as tolerated usually at first. Strengthening with closed chain exercises can start within the second month. By 4 months, it is possible to return to competitive sports if the therapy effort has restored 80% of thigh strength. Surgery takes 2 hrs., and is outpatient usually. ...Read more

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Are there any risk factors during ACL surgery?

Are there any risk factors during ACL surgery?

Absolutely: Just as they are with any surgery risks are inevitable. These may include but not be limited to bleeding, pain, scars, loss of motion, injury to surrounding structures, failure to provide the intended benefits which is to reconstruct your anterior cruciate ligament. There are also risks of anesthesia including heart attack stroke pneumonia and death. ...Read more

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Microfracture and ACL surgery?

Microfracture and ACL surgery?

Good options: Acl reconstruction at your age is a good option if you have knee instability. Only a small percentage of patients (copers) do well without surgery. Micro fracture at the same setting to address small cartilage defects is fine, but an oats procedure maybe better, where. Cartilage plugs are harvested from another area of the knee and implanted to the affected area. Check with your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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What can I expect for post ACL surgery therapy?

What can I expect for post ACL surgery therapy?

Physical Therapy: You should begin a dedicated physical therapy protocol that has been time tested to help maximize range of motion of your knee while not placing your reconstructed acl in jeopardy. You should discuss this with your ortho surgeon and schedule your first pt appointment before surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about treatment post ACL surgery!?

Can you tell me about treatment post ACL surgery!?

Typical protocol for: Me is bracing in hinged brace. Dressing off at 4-7 days and then you can shower. Stitches out at 14 days. All the while therapy in the brace and wean out of brace 4-6 weeks once quad strength has returned. Crutch use typically is done by 2-3 weeks. Then pt 2-3 times a week until about 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Will I ever be able to run again after ACL surgery?

Will I ever be able to run again after ACL surgery?

Running after ACL: Surgery to reconstruct an ACL is not something that eliminates running from your exercise routine. You do you need to adequately rehab your knee and leg prior to running again after surgery. Assuming you did not have other injuries in addition to the ACL, you should be able to run without restrictions after completing your rehabilitation. ...Read more

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After ACL surgery, when will I be able to walk again?

ACL recovery: The answer depends on the specific type of procedure that you had done. The general answer is 2-6 weeks until normal weight bearing. ...Read more

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Will I need to relearn how to walk after an ACL surgery?

Will I need to relearn how to walk after an ACL surgery?

Walk before run: Typical ACL rehab protocols allow walking starting the day of surgery. Depending on your surgeon's practice you will likely be limited by a brace in the beginning that keeps your knee straight - walking on a peg leg. When you regain strength in your quad muscle, the brace can be unlocked. At 6wk follow up, the majority of my patients are walking with relatively normal gait. ...Read more

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How to get screw removed after ACL reconstruction surgery?

Unnecessary: Screws used in acl reconstruction are either absorbable (which means the body will incorporate it), or non absorbable. A nonabsorbable screw is typically buried in bone and doesn't cause damage to surrounding tissues. If it really needs removal, we must ensure the acl reconstruction has matured completely. Waiting a year after reconstruction before removal is preferred. ...Read more

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Are standing leg extensions okay to get after ACL surgery?

Are standing leg extensions okay to get after ACL surgery?

Depends...: Check your surgeons post-op protocol and/or check with your physical therapist. Together they will be able to answer specific questions about your exercises and recovery. ...Read more

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What happens if you do not get therapy after an ACL surgery?

Many things: You will have a prolonged rehabilitation process, perhaps more pain and swelling, perhaps loss of function and a poor outcome. You may heal, but you will not heal as well as with the therapy and may not be able to do what you would like down the road. Work with your doctor and therapist to be all that you can be without joining the militatry! ...Read more

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Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Acl reconstructions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes to perform. Catheters are only necessary for surgeries that take longer than 2 hours. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I sleep on my stomache after ACL surgery?

Please tell me, could I sleep on my stomache after ACL surgery?

Yes.: You should be able to, if your knee can tolerate the position. You won't damage the ACL by sleeping on your stomach. ...Read more

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Still can't bend my leg a year after ACL surgery. Is this normal?

No: Need to have an orthopedic specialist or the surgeon look at it. ...Read more

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How strong is an allograft tendon for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Very strong: One criteria for an allograft and the way it is fixed is that's its strength need to be as strong as the original acl. At the time of surgery, if done properly, the pullout strength is higher than the native acl. As the body grows into the graft, there is some weakening, followed by strengthening when the graft matures. ...Read more

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When will I be able to walk without crutches after an ACL surgery?

When will I be able to walk without crutches after an ACL surgery?

Many surgeons allow-: -it even without a brace. It all depends on the surgeons training and experience. Be sure to have it by a fellowship trained sports med orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after ACL surgery would I need to keep my leg elevated for?

How long after ACL surgery would I need to keep my leg elevated for?

Variable: The more you elevate the leg the better immediatly after surgery. This lasts for at least the first 3-4 days. After the acute period, you shuld elevate it whenever you feel like it is swelling. After the first month, the mojority of the surgical swelling shoul have resolved. Pain or swelling in the calf is another story, you should notify your surgeon immediately with any new calf swelling. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before I play again?

How long should I wait after ACL reconstruction surgery before I play again?

Avoid cutting 4-6 mo: Most surgeons recommend against a return to full cutting and contact sports until 4-6 months after surgery. Only then has adequate time passed to allow for adequate quadriceps strength and knee motion to return along with adequate maturation of the graft that was used to reconstruct the torn acl. ...Read more

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What is the strength of an allograft tendon after ACL reconstruction surgery?

Depends.: Allograft tendons can be as strong or stronger then autograft tendons, depending on what you are comparing. Patella tendon autografts are "gold standard" but hamstring tendons are quickly being recognized as being just as good. One downfall to allografts is that it takes longer for your body to "ligamentize" the graft, however there are benefits to allografts as well. ...Read more

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Can I ride roller coasters 3 months after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

Can I ride roller coasters 3 months after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

If U have returned 2: Ur normal activities & have full range of motion & strength, possibly. U need 2 get the answer from Ur surgeon. 3 months is not a long time out from Ur reconstruction. ...Read more

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Can I ride roller coasters 6 weeks after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

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Yes: The acl reconstruction should not keep you from riding roller coasters. 6 weeks after surgery you may still have some trouble walking normally, so remember to pace yourself and try not to limp around the park. The resonstruction itself should hold up to rides, however. ...Read more

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Could gout be a factor in selling post ACL surgery? Should it need to be drained?

Could gout be a factor in selling post ACL surgery? Should it need to be drained?

It is: Certainly one possibility but the aspirate from the joint would be diagnostic. What was the result of the joint fluid analysis? ...Read more

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What is the strength like after an allograft tendon for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Quite strong: The strength of fixation for an allograft acl reconstruction varies on the type of fixation and individual surgeon technique, but in general the initial strength is similar or greater than the original native acl. Over time as the body replaces the allograft tissue, the graft becomes first weaker, then about the same strength as the original. This process takes about 8-9 months. ...Read more

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Help, I can't stand up or put weight on leg after ACL surgery. Anything I can take?

Help, I can't stand up or put weight on leg after ACL surgery. Anything I can take?

Ask ur doc: Mask your surgeon what he wants you to take. He most likely have you a prescription for pain medications and have instructions to ice it. It is common to have pain so much that you can't out weight on it ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more