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I'm 3 months after ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft and sometimes my knee pops. It's never painful, but maybe uncomfortable?

Could be.... A few things. Probably has nothing to do with the graft. Could be your knee cap slipping, could be residual instability or weakness related to the rconstruction. Could be inflammation of the joint, could be meniscal symptoms. If it persists certainly see your surgeon. Read more...

I had ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft 3 months ago and now I'm having sharp pain in my hamstring. Any suggestions?

ACL. Not uncommon. If acute onset, usually ice and rest followed by rehab of hs with stretching and strengthening is all that is usually required. Would recommend discussing and having evaluated by your surgeon. Read more...
Therapy can. Help certainly. Often times the hamstring harvest site can get some scarring that can irritate your thigh. Stretching and nsaids help as well. Read more...

Is it physically possible to be clear from a ACL reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft in 4 months?

It depends. On a number of factors. How well you do in rehabilitation is critical. You should ask your surgeon. Read more...
Short answer is NO. The long complicated answer is that the graft is still incorporating and healing at the 4-6 month mark. While you can certainly start some running and cutting type activities at 4 months, i certainly would not recommend football, bball, cutting type sports at the earliest until 6-8 months with full quad strength and 85% hamstring strength to provide protection. Read more...

I had an ACL reconstruction 6 months ago. After finishing PT my Dr said the graft is too long and my knee is unstable. Should I do another surgery?

If it is 2 long- -it's probably non functioning. Only way to get stability is to have it redone. Whether you should have a re do,it's up 2 you. If you can get by with a brace fine, but @ your age having it redone can save your knee from further damage from the instability. If it were me I would go for it. . Read more...

I had ACL reconstruction surgery and my surgeon said that my patella tendon graft was too long. Is that bad? Can someone explain how he fixed it?

Acl. Not sure exactly but if the graft was "too long" the knee may end up loose. I'm not sure what he meant by "too long" because I have never seen that before. If the surgery was completed I am convinced that your knee will do well. Read more...

For athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft better for an ACL reconstruction?

Hamstring. Quicker recovery. Expected full regaining of hamstring strength at 1 year postop. No risk of fractures. Patellar tendon grafts result in only 80% regaining of quad strength longterm, and anterior knee pain complaints are high long term. Patella fracture risk postop due to graft defect. Read more...

My boyfriend had an ACL reconstruction a few months ago with a hamstring graft. His friends have signed him up for a bungee jump. Is this wise?

Wise? No. I am the wrong person to answer this question, because I am a chicken. There are risks inherent in bungee jumping independent of an ACL reconstruction. With the ACL construction in mind, what kind of activity is your boyfriend engaged in now? If he is finished with his physical therapy and he has full return of function, the operation may not be a factor anymore. But why risk it? Read more...

For a non-competitive athlete, is a patellar graft or a hamstring graft most effective for an ACL reconstruction?

Acl tear. I would recommed a hamstring graft although the patella graft would work well too. The hamstring graft can be removed through a cosmetically nicer incision and there is probably less postop pain than a patella graft. I assume your question was in regards to autografts and not allografts? Read more...
Either. The best choice between the two is the one your surgeon is most comfortable with. The patella graft is more reliably large enough to replace your acl, sometime the hamstring tendons, even if you take two are very small and may put you at higher risk of tearing your graft.Patella grafts have risks too and some people have knee pain after surgery and have a harder time recovering. Read more...

Why is there a stinging pain at the top of tibia when I stand or try to straighten my leg? Acl reconstruction hamstring graft

Referred. This discomfort is probably referred from your knee joint and may be a remnant of your previous surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Read more...