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Torn Acl Mcl And Meniscus
Is it better to get surgery sooner or after some physical therapy for a torn acl/mcl and meniscus?
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more
Most likely: You should be able to consider this activity between 6 months to 1 year after surgery. The graft should be adequately incorporated by 6 months, but you must work with therapy to regain leg strength. Strength is the most protective mechanism against re-injury. If you do not feel adequately strong, then continue working in the gym before returning to your sport. ...Read more
Not the only option: Some patients can recovery fairly well with nonoperative treatment with aggressive PT/rehab and a brace. However, there is risk that the meniscus can tear further, lock the knee joint and create continued pain. Also, without the ACL the knee can remain unstable, further increasing risk to the meniscus. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
What a trifecta!!!: Per your description, these are serious injuries and may take months to recover, depending on the degree of injury as well as appropriate/timely treatment and rehabilitation. Surgeries may be needed, depending on your pain, level instability, and your desired level of activities. It is tough to tell without more details/exam. I suggest following up with doc closely. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Generally yes. Neither a torn meniscus nor an acl tear will heal itself. Surgical trim or repair of the meniscus will likely improve your pain. Acl reconstructions are done at all ages in active individuals. It is not mandatory to fix the acl, but the knee will remain somewhat unstable which can lead to future injuries. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but using an acl brace might be helpful, if not too painful. ...Read more
I had hole in meniscus and torn ACL had surgery 4 years ago I felt worse after surgery. Pain is bad still poping locks up I fell and think I re injur?
Not unheard, but...: Certainly has risks. If you elect to run w/ a torn acl you need to speak w/ your physician about your strength & getting the right kind of brace to protect the joint. As for the meniscus I would need more info about the type & symptoms of tear to make a recommendation. For the best long term outcomes (w/ high activity level) I suggest surgery, better early than late. More @ drmarkgalland. Com. ...Read more
I torn my acl, meniscus, and sprained my mcl. Will i be able to do gymnastics again without reconstructive surgery?
It's Possible: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read more
Hi i recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL and remove my meniscus on feb 14th. Still, have swelling and tightness. Should i be worried?
I played soccer with a torn ACL and lateral meniscus for 3 months and didn't have any trouble. Are there any consequences that I could have later on?
Absolutely : Athletes with torn ACL's are at significantly higher risk of injuring other structures in the knee due to instability including other ligaments, meniscus tears, and cartilage damage. Your meniscus tear also puts you at higher risk for arthritis later in life. Athletes who are still playing should have ACL reconstruction surgery. You should see an orthopedic surgeon asap. ...Read more
ACL deficiency : Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side. Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely. ...Read more
Is it possible to have both a torn meniscus and a torn acl? Have symptoms that match both. Is there a way to know w/o mri? No money for mri.
My daughter had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus last Thursday. The swelling in her foot has Progressively gotten worse with pain. What to do
She needs to be seen: The symptoms you have described suggest a possible infection that may be developing- increased swelling and increasing pain suggests that you should call her doctor and have her seen as soon as possible. Using Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) will only mask the symptoms and delay diagnosis. ...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?
Causes/severity of post-op swelling of the knee after removal of the stitches and some standing/walking? Torn ACL&meniscus & a fracture were repaired.
Injured knee dec 2013 X-rays and MRI of April 2014. PT until September, different doctor said torn acl and meniscus, did surgery to repair after months of Pt still in pain. Did steroid shot in May 2015. Now there is a grinding feeling in knee?
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I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion — 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly
Probably can rehab:
If your 62, I don't think you need to have an acl reconstruction. If you have a grade 1 or 2 mcl sprain,
it should heal over 4-6 weeks.
Regarding the ACL, you still will have 3 other ligaments in your knee in addition to other stabilizers
Once the swelling has gone down, you can begin rehab
to regain your motion and increase your quad and hamstring strength ...Read more
MRI Results:Torn ACL and MCL. Got the results from radiology and PCP office closed until Monday. Any suggestions to help get thru Thxgving Holiday?
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