Pt 4 acl? I just had a arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on my left knee?

Yes. Physical therapy is needed after acl reconstruction. Some surgeons begin pt immediately, while others may wait a week or 2 after surgery to start. Pt will regain motion, and strengthen the leg.

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I had my Acl reconstruction left knee (arthoscopic) done on 7th july.23 july night: I was having severe pain in my left knee. Is it normal and how long?

If of sudden onset. Get 2 C Ur surgeon right away. This is about time U could have a serious infection. U should C him/her now, especially if it is has not been getting better since surgery, or is steadily getting worse. . Read more...

What kind of doctor operates on anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries?

Orthopedic Surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons are trained in this procedure. If possible, find a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedist. Read more...
Acl recon. Acl reconstructions should be performed by Orthopaedic surgeons with experience doing them ! Look on Yelp or health grades .Ask your primary dr as well. Read more...

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

Scope vs Rehab. Your location indicates air force. 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. Read more...
See a specialist. See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who has experience with ACL's. Read more...

Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Yes. The anterior cruciate ligament is the main stabilizing ligament of the knee. With acl deficiency the knee will tend to "give-way" with quick stops and starts or changes in direction. Giving way episodes can damage the joint line further and tear meniscal tissues. Without a functioning acl sporting activities should be severely limited. Reconstruction is recommended for the athletically active. Read more...
Yes. The anterior cruciate ligament is responsible for maintaining stability of the knee. When this ligament is not functioning correctly it may create a condition that results in increased risk to injury to the meniscus or the articular cartilage. In general i usually recommend reconstruction of this ligament particularly in your age group. Read more...

Is it possible that knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair itself?

Anything is possible. But the torn acl doesn't repair itself strongly, that it can function normally. It usually is stretched out tissue, which is no good to the its normal job. There might be some scar tissue hitching the 2 ends of the acl together, but in no way, is that acl functional. I hope I have answered your question. Good luck and happy holidays. Read more...

Lateral hit to the left knee playing hockey, a grinding cracking sound, & felt some pain, now swelling. Previous ACL reconstruction. What could it be?

Graft rupture. If u took a hit on the outside of your knee and felt a popping or cracking sound and had signifigant swelling fairly soon afterwards it sounds like you tore your acl graft! esp. If it feels 'loose' or unsteady now when u walk . Possibly u just tore your meniscus or mcl or your kneecap subluxated. But these sound less likely. See your ors soon. Best of luck! Read more...
Know injru. Hard to tell what you damaged without a physical exam. You could have a fracture, cartilage or ligament injury. You may also need a x-ray and maybe a mri. Read more...