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Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a specialist.

See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who has experience with ACL's.

In brief: See a specialist.

See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who has experience with ACL's.
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Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Scope vs Rehab

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For active individuals, most opt for arthroscopic surgery (scope). For very inactive people, can rehab intensively. Some orthopaedic surgeons start patients in physical therapy before surgery to work on range of motion. Acl tears will not heal on their own. In surgery, they will replace the ligament with a graft. Rehab is important afterwards also.

In brief: Scope vs Rehab

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For active individuals, most opt for arthroscopic surgery (scope). For very inactive people, can rehab intensively. Some orthopaedic surgeons start patients in physical therapy before surgery to work on range of motion. Acl tears will not heal on their own. In surgery, they will replace the ligament with a graft. Rehab is important afterwards also.
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