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If the MRI says a partial tear of anterior cruciate ligament what will the doctor suggest that we do?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Personalized

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We are learning more about the acl all the time: there are many types of partial tears. It may be a new tear of one of the 2 bundles in the acl (a tear of the anteromedial bundle of the acl may be just a debilitating as a complete tear), or it could be a radiologist reading a scarred down acl tear as a partial tear. It varies.

In brief: Personalized

The answer should be tailored to your situation.
We are learning more about the acl all the time: there are many types of partial tears. It may be a new tear of one of the 2 bundles in the acl (a tear of the anteromedial bundle of the acl may be just a debilitating as a complete tear), or it could be a radiologist reading a scarred down acl tear as a partial tear. It varies.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine
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In brief: ACL tear

For a partial tear, you would require physical therapy and time may heal the ligament.
If you don't take the time or care to rest you may create a full tear.

In brief: ACL tear

For a partial tear, you would require physical therapy and time may heal the ligament.
If you don't take the time or care to rest you may create a full tear.
Dr. Stephen Camacho
Dr. Stephen Camacho
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