I've just had a meniscectomy & ACL reconstruction on my knee. What sports will I be able to play?

Most sports. When fully recovered from surgery and your leg is stable and strong i would not restrict you from sports. When you have had an impact injury to the cartilage of your knee, which usually goes along with an acl tear, and are missing part of your meniscus you may be predisposed to increased wear of the cartilage in your knee but remaining active has health benefits that usually outweigh the risks.
Hopefully all. If you do not have arthritis in the knee, and recover fully after your surgery, you should be able to return to all sports. Consult your surgeon to see if he/she agrees.
Acl. Once the acl graft has had time to heal you will be able to play any sport. Discuss the timing with your doctor.
It depends. You should be able to return to all sports, but if you have already sustained damge to two major structures of the knee, you might consider avoiding contact sports because your knee is already suboptimal and further damge will increase the risks of arthritic problems later on.

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Is it okay to play soccer after ACL reconstruction and partial meniscectomy?

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Surgeon clearance. You will need to dicsuss your particular case with your surgeon. In general, however, a goal of ACL reconstrcutive surgery is to allow a patient to return to pre-injury level athletic activities. A partial mensicectomy is also quite commonly associated with ACL reconstruction. Read more...

How to deal with knee swelling. I had ACL reconstruction 6 years ago. I stay active, but my knee swells after playing soccer. Thank you.

Get it checked. Several things can cause a knee to swell after activity - knee cap problems, cartilage problems, even ligament issues after reconstruction. Consult your surgeon for a complete evaluation. Read more...

Is it safe to play soccer after ACL reconstruction and partial meniscectomy?

Eventually. It is safe to return to cutting sports at approximately 6 months post op. Of course, having torn your ACL and having a subsequent reconstruction does not prevent you from tearing it again. 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...

Had an ACL reconstruction. Unfortunately ruptured my ligament again by tripping on the stairs, possible to resume sports without stress on knee?

WOW. ACL tears taken time to heal after reconstructive surgery. Injuring it again afterwards is a tough call and may take a very long time to heal properly and will need intensive physical therapy. Stay in close contact with your orthopedic surgeon & therapist. You are in for the long haul and I would not advise thinking of any sports activity for the for seeable future. Read more...
Well... See a Dr. and have that knee examined and possibly get another MRI. Do not resume exercise until you are cleared to do so by a Dr. Read more...

I had ACL reconstruction 2 years ago and all week have increasing pain and my knee gives out. I haven't done sports lately what is wrong?

Time for a follow-up. Schedule a follow-up with your surgeon. It could be something as simple as persistent leg weakness, and a return to therapy could solve it. On the other hand, the integrity of the ACL graft should be checked by your surgeon. Many times other structures are injured at the same time as the ACL originally, such as meniscal tears or chondral defects, and so these may need to be re-evaluated. Read more...
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After a knee reconstruction on my ACL & meniscus. How long will it take for me to be able to play sports?

About 6 months. You should expect to get back to full activity around 6 months if all goes well. Many patients will take a year to fully recover. Read more...
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