Tx based on symptoms. Not all partial ACL injuries are the same. There are 2 bundles to the acl. Both can be partially injured or torn. Each bundle can also tear in isolation. If instability is the main complaint, partial ACL injuries eventually are managed surgically. If both bundles are significantly torn, a standard ACL reconstruction is performed. Isolated am or pl bundles can also be individually reconstructed.
It depends. This depends on the degree of the tear, associated injuries of other structures in the knee, and the type of activity demands on the knee. Options include protective bracing and physical therapy to rehab the injury versus partial or complete ACL ligament reconstruction. Generally, if the knee is stable despite the partial tear, therapy and bracing is successful. If not, surgery is an option.
Usually surgery. The younger and more active you are, the more important an acl repair is. It's the major stabilizer of the knee and without it the knee can buckle and lead to disability or inactivity.
Depends. If a patient wants to return to explosive cutting and pivoting sports such as soccer, basketball, or skiing then having an acl is important and surgery is recommended to reconstruct the acl. However, an acl is not needed for everyday activity and if the patient is not active then non-operative treatment is recommended.
Magnet for acl. Not much data on that.
No. Non surgical treatment for acl ruptures includes physical therapy to stregthen your hamstrings as well as wearing a brace that stabalizes your knee. The acl will not heal on its own but many people can live a normal active life without having their acl reconstructed.
Yes but be careful. When you tear an acl, a person often feels as though the knee went the wrong way. The knee will swell. Later after recovery from the pain and swelling of this first injury, the knee often feels great. The symptoms then are of recurring instability like you don't trust the knee or it gives out. If the knee continues to give out, other structures will be damages and the risk of arthritis increases.
SURGERY. To repair, with rehab for it to heal properly.