Knee problems years after acl surgery

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Avatar m tn 20 years ago I had my acl and cartlige repaired on my right knee while in the military. Now I have issues with my left knee. Can favoring my right knee all these years have caused these issues ? I had an MRI done and it reveals some tearing in the cartlidge and other ligaments.
Avatar n tn Thus, ACL prevents the tibia from sliding too far forward and also contributes stability to other movements at the joint including the angulation, rotation at the knee joint. When an ACL injury occurs, the knee becomes less stable and there is a sensation that the knee will 'give out' from under them. Consequently, there would be difficulty in doing high demand work beyond the activities of daily living.
Avatar n tn It does not always pop and never has until the injury this May. I never had difficulties with the knee after my surgery until that day. The popping, grinding, and pain in my knee has been been directly related to the injury on May 11.
Avatar m tn I have been advised to undergo surgery for reconstruction of ACL and repair of Miniscus .I had this injury 5 years ago after that had occassional pain and had a fall about 3 years back while playing football with kids . I have reservation in undergoing the surgery for my knees purely on my prsent mental state .I am yet to accept that I am fine and not sure about my condition(post CABG) I am not able to plan anything lontime .
Avatar f tn About 7 months after my dog had a TPLO surgery to her left back leg, she started limping on the right one too... We were told that she needed TPLO surgery on that leg also. However, I have been searching online and found out that TPLO is perhaps not the only solution (even for a 80 lbs. dog...) and I believe I now found a good vet that has given us more options beside TPLO but I would need a further opinion...
Avatar m tn To make things worse again, I broke my ACL again after 2 years. The doctors are saying that this this may not be very common but at the same time it is not too uncommon as well. Professional sportsmen break their ACL almost every season (though I doubt this). Is it just coincidence or something else may be causing this to happen so frequently. I did the post surgery exercises regularly.
Avatar f tn HELP~~I tore my ACL in 8/06 playing soccer and had surgery using my patella tendon a month later. In January of 07 I then had a scar resection because so much scar tissue built up that I couldn't straiten my leg all the way. I felt great for two years and then I started having bone on bone sensation in the back of my kneecap and anterior knee pain out of the blue while I played soccer. In April of 09 I had it scoped after trying P.T.
Avatar m tn With restrictive movements and also by using a brace at your knee joint you can have an elective surgery after 4 months. It is not an emergency and you can explain your surgeon about this and take a suitable date and take the necessary tips from your orthopedician so that you do not damage it any further. Take care!
Avatar n tn I had excessive swelling after the surgery and now am having a lot of pain along with problems reaching full extension. I started pyhsical therapy 2 weeks after my surgery as per my Dr and have been doing PT exercises at home as well. I started PT with 25 degrees of extension and was able to get it down to 19, however it now feels as if it's getting worse ..... much stiffer. Now my Dr. is talking about putting me under and manipulating the knee to gain full extension ( fun,fun,fun ).
Avatar m tn You have to wait for 3 years after the sergury for fully recovery your knee
358594 tn?1211255129 Reconstruction of the ACL is recommended,if instability continues even after leg strength and knee motion has returned. In serious knee injury, do not attempt to move the joint. A splint should be used to keep the knee straight .Take complete rest as your right ankle is injured and do not put weight on your injured knee. Best .
1148201 tn?1262165258 I was in a motor cycle crash a year and a half ago and due to other problems that have been resolved they can now fix my knee. After a MRI they have found that I have only MCL in my left knee in tact and need to have a operation to fix this. I have found many people with ACL tears on you tube but can't find info on the problems I have in my knee.
Avatar m tn The anatomy of knee or knee joint configuration would have changed after the knee fusion surgery to do any sort of surgery after that. Yes I think an orthopedic surgeon experienced in knee replacement after knee fusion could possibly with difficulty could have done it. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar m tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Orthopedics/Do-I-need-a--knee-brace-after-my-ACL-surgery/show/2279102">Do I need a knee brace after my ACL surgery?</a> was started.
Avatar f tn Maybe I missed something, but if you show both a torn meniscus and ACL, aren't you scheduled for surgery? They don't fix themselves, especially the meniscus, which except for a small portion of it has no blood flow and therefore can't actually heal itself.
Avatar f tn I had reconstruction surgery on my knee over 2 years ago. They took my hamstring for my new acl I had part of my lateral meniscus removed and 8 holes for micro fractures. I fell off a semi-truck at work. I now have chronic pain. There is not a day that goes by I have no pain or swelling some days are worse than others. I was told that my pain from surgery will be no longer than 6 months and now it is 2 and a half years. Is this normal after this kind of surgery?
Avatar f tn It would be a waste of money and time- your time, your healing and your life- to go in for surgery and not have the ACL fixed at the same time you have your meniscus taken care of. While it's true that you don't have to have the ACL reconstructed right away, or at all, you DO want that meniscal tear taken care of because it will rub on the bone and cause arthritis. Good luck!
Avatar f tn My son had the ACL repair surgery only to blow out his new ACL within a year, again playing football -- he was on a football scholarship. That was about 10 years go. Today, he's an airline pilot and uses that leg every day to control the rudder pedals of a jetliner, so the lack of an ACL does not impair his normal functioning. The fitted orthopedic knee brace permits him activities like bike riding and volleyball.
Avatar m tn Thanks doctor for your reply, my age is 40 and right now i can not make my leg straight and lock the knee it stays in bend position. i am more eager to know my knee will be normal after surgery?