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Is it normal to be able walk without a brace on a partially torn ACL in your left knee?
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes.
Most partial acl tear will do very well with activities of daily living.
With proper physical therapy, many people can even return to sports with a partial acl tear.

In brief: Yes.
Most partial acl tear will do very well with activities of daily living.
With proper physical therapy, many people can even return to sports with a partial acl tear.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Yes
You only need a functional acl for pivoting type activities.

In brief: Yes
You only need a functional acl for pivoting type activities.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
If the tear is slight, gait will be altered minimally.
It is not uncommon for the ACL to have been stretched out a bit before the partial tearing occurred. This would create subtle instability that may not show itself with regualr walking but might become more noticeable with running and cutting during sports.

In brief: Yes
If the tear is slight, gait will be altered minimally.
It is not uncommon for the ACL to have been stretched out a bit before the partial tearing occurred. This would create subtle instability that may not show itself with regualr walking but might become more noticeable with running and cutting during sports.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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