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Ruptured acl, torn meniscus, moderate MCL & bone contusions. Please help me!?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: ACL deficiency

Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side.
Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely.

In brief: ACL deficiency

Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side.
Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely.
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See specialist.

You should see a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic knee surgeon.
It looks like you will need surgery.

In brief: See specialist.

You should see a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic knee surgeon.
It looks like you will need surgery.
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