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Doctor insights on: Where Is The Acl Located In The Knee

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Is the ACL on the inside or outside of your knee?

Is the ACL on the inside or outside of your knee?

It is central: The acl is really in the center of the knee; you cannot touch it. It crosses the pcl. The acl resists anterior and rotational stresses. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my ACL when I fell on my knee?

How do I know if I tore my ACL when I fell on my knee?

Acl: Immediate swelling loss of motion and pain are indications that u injured yr knee. An exam by an orthopedist would best answer this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tear your ACL from twisting your knee?

Is it possible to tear your ACL from twisting your knee?

ACL injury: Yes, ACL injury usually is non-contact injury. Also valgus, extension, deceleration injury. ...Read more

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How do you know when you've torn your ACL or you just have a twisted knee?

How do you know when you've torn your ACL or you just have a twisted knee?

Acl: Immediate swelling loss of motion and pain are indications that u injured yr knee. An exam by an orthopedist would best answer this. Instability or mechanical symptoms such as locking or catching in the knee are signs of potentially injury to the knee. ...Read more

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I had ACL recon 8 weeks, knee has been in constant spasm for past three days. Is this normal?

I had ACL recon 8 weeks, knee has been in constant spasm for past three days. Is this normal?

NO: Contact your Orthopedist as soon as practicable...Some spasm is a normal post-operative symptom but CONSTANT spasms are NOT...If you are 8 weeks post surgery you must be having some PT. Speak with your therapist as well!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had my ACL reconstructed, and think I tore the same ACL on the same knee, what are the chances it'll be a better fix the second time around?

I had my ACL reconstructed, and think I tore the same ACL on the same knee, what are the chances it'll be a better fix the second time around?

Depends: There are many reasons why an acl reconstruction fails, sometimes it is due to technical failure, sometimes from infection, sometimes from a new trauma. Solely looking at statistics, revision reconstructions are not as good as primary reconstructions. But that should not discourage you, talk with your doctor and make an informed decision. ...Read more

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What is the best way to restrengthen a knee that has undergone ACL surgeru?

What is the best way to restrengthen a knee that has undergone ACL surgeru?

See a Therapist: There are a number of exercises to do after ACL reconstruction. It is very important, however, to implement a program in a structured fashion. Doing the wrong exercises at the wrong time can endanger the repair. Many of theses exercises can be part of a home program but you must follow a protocol. Talk to your surgeon-- he should provide this for you after, or even before, surgery. ...Read more

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What is the acl, and what does it do in the knee?

What is the acl, and what does it do in the knee?

Main knee stabilizer: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments of the knee joint. It allows us to safely perform cutting sports without the knee feeling like it will collapse or buckle.
The ACL originates on the femur (thigh bone) and inserts on the tibia (leg bone). ...Read more

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Will I have to get surgery on my knee if I tore my ACL?

Will I have to get surgery on my knee if I tore my ACL?

It depends.: If you are active in sports that involve running, twisting and pivoting on your leg, then you should give consideration to having surgery. Consult an experienced orthopedic knee surgeon to see which option is best for you. ...Read more

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How should my knee feel after ACL reconstruction? Stiff?

How should my knee feel after ACL reconstruction? Stiff?

Yes: Depending on the the time frame after, did you do adequate therapy, any other complications are factors in determining recovery. ...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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Will an ACL in the knee heal on it's own or repair itself?

Will an ACL in the knee heal on it's own or repair itself?

Probably not: A complete tear of the ACL never heals itself. Most but not all will require some form of reconstruction. ...Read more

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Should there be pain in back of the knee with a ACL problem?

Should there be pain in back of the knee with a ACL problem?

Possibly: Examination and an MRI will ultimately determine if indeed acl issues. However, there should be other symptoms also. ...Read more

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Should there be pain in back of the knee with a ACL problem?

Should there be pain in back of the knee with a ACL problem?

ACL injury: If you tear it you generally will hear it "pop" and generally lose strength and collapse. Generally you get swelling about the entire knee and most of the pain will be in the back and outside of the of the knee. Generally the swelling occurs and the knee becomes unstable. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if I tore my ACL in my right knee?

What could I do to find out if I tore my ACL in my right knee?

Exam and MRI: Most acl injuries are associated with pain and swelling of the knee. The swelling can be significant a few hours after the injury. A sports specialist should be able to determine from exam the likelihood of acl tear. An MRI confirms the diagnosis in most cases. ...Read more

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Re-injuring knee after ACL reconstruction. What are my options?

Re-injuring knee after ACL reconstruction. What are my options?

Acl: Re injurying yr knee after acl options to discuss w yr orthopedist are dependant on what was injured. Cartilage meniscus or grafy can be injured and different treatmwnt options are best discuss w an orthopedist if one od these are injured vs just sprain or bruise to the knee. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to do surgery for reconstruction of Acl of knee???

Is it necessary to do surgery for reconstruction of Acl of knee???

Depends on ACL Tear: If you are 27 and athletic and have a significant tear, most people in the US would recommend an operative repair. However, depending on the tear and patient, some people do well with conservative management, or waiting. ...Read more

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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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I have a big, reoccurring pop in knee 2 years after ACL reconstruction.?

I have a big, reoccurring pop in knee 2 years after ACL reconstruction.?

See specialist: If you have pain, tenderness, redness or swelling you should follow up with your Orthopod for a clinical evaluation! ...Read more