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What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

PT: Your knee has both static stabilizers (acl and pcl) and dynamic stabilizers (quads and hamstrings). Hamstring and quadricep strengthening is usually incorporated into acl rehab. Leg extension and flexion exercises in a brace can be helpful. Talk to your physical therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. so if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more


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Is it possible to have an ACL tear and a functional knee?

Is it possible to have an ACL tear and a functional knee?

Yes.: Some people can function fairly well, despite having a torn ACL. This is generally the exception , and not the rule. ...Read more

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Could I have a partial ACL tear if my knee wants to buckle to one side?

Could I have a partial ACL tear if my knee wants to buckle to one side?

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

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Is surgery is required for knee ligament(acl)tear?

Is surgery is required for knee ligament(acl)tear?

Depends: The younger you are and the more active you are, the more you should consider the surgery. If you have a problem with instability, then you should certainly consider having the acl reconstructed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unknown: An acl tear would usually occur with more stress put on the ligament than as described by your scenario, but it can not be ruled out either. With any knee pain and a pop, you need to get an evaluation and imaging testing ordered. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After I get a knee surgery(ACL tear), will I still grow? Or will it stunt my growth?

After I get a knee surgery(ACL tear), will I still grow? Or will it stunt my growth?

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

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