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I have had knee meniscus operation and have to go back for ACL rebuild. Quack?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to judge

Every patient is an individual case with many variables to contribute to a given result.
An acl instability allows medial meniscus tears to occur. So there are certainly cases where a patient would undergo meniscus surgery to avoid a bigger operation, then find that the acl still needs to be addressed. If you are unsure, i recommend a second opinion to go over everything before the next surgery!

In brief: Hard to judge

Every patient is an individual case with many variables to contribute to a given result.
An acl instability allows medial meniscus tears to occur. So there are certainly cases where a patient would undergo meniscus surgery to avoid a bigger operation, then find that the acl still needs to be addressed. If you are unsure, i recommend a second opinion to go over everything before the next surgery!
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Second opinion

If there is any question in your mind about the appropriateness of a procedure you should get a second opinion.
Half of the battle in a doctor-patient relationship is trust, if you are the slightest concerned then ask someone else to take a look at your case. Hope that this helps.

In brief: Second opinion

If there is any question in your mind about the appropriateness of a procedure you should get a second opinion.
Half of the battle in a doctor-patient relationship is trust, if you are the slightest concerned then ask someone else to take a look at your case. Hope that this helps.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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