Knee surgery on acl

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Avatar m tn I have a) complete ACL tear b) Medial meniscus tear, on my right knee. I plan to undergo surgery in mumbai, India. I would really appreciate if someone can share their insights on 1) Recommendation as to where in mumbai should I undergo this surgery, 2) Post surgery, recovery of the knee. After how many days will i be able to walk both with and without crutches/knee braces. 3) When can i get back to playing soccer.
Avatar n tn The problem with knee surgery is the fact that most surgeons don't want to perform the surgery on someone young, they believe it could hinder the recovery process and may actually cause more reconstructive surgeries in the future. It's also a matter of if the insurance will approve the surgery or if you would have to pay for a large portion of it out of pocket.
Avatar f tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. An ACL tear most often occurs during sporting activities when an athlete suddenly pivots causing excessive rotational forces on the ligament. Common symptoms are sudden giving way of the knee, hearing a 'pop' at the time of injury, sudden swelling of the knee joint, pain in the knee when walking etc. I would suggest that you get a x-ray and MRI of the knee joint to confirm the ACL tear. I think there is a tear of the graft.
Avatar f tn The surgeuon that my insurance had was on vacation but when he got back almost a week after my break, he called me and told me that i need emergency knee surgery. so on 4/20/07 i had open joint knee surgery to put the bone that is attatched to the acl and tib/fib plateau back into place. my acl didn't rip with the broken bones my surgeoun said. physical therapy was the worse experience of my life until they said that i couldn't do it anymore.
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?
Avatar n tn I got on the forums because I fear I have reinjured my ACL. I tore it about 7 years ago. This time, I heard the loud "pop" sound and it was deja vu. I just knew and the ER doctor confirmed. However, after seeing an orthopedic surgeon, he said otherwise. He seemed to think maybe I tore some cartilage but nothing turned up on the MRI. The Lachman's test, he said, did not show much disturbance in my ACL.
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 f tn I also have a cyst in the back of my knee plus strained my ACL. I’d appreciate any input on the surgery if anyone has had it.
182884 tn?1259312906 good morning Fluffy, i've had an ACL repair of my right knee oh about 8 years ago and it was not healing on its own, i did have a little less pain but my knee was not stable and required the use a "quality knee support" which a script was written by the doctor and the insurance paid for it. i used it for almost anything i did after the ACL surgery only because i was afraid of injurying it again. and your right, the doc.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend was playing football a few week ago and we was hit hard during play and complained of knee pains. He went to the doctor and they said he had a bruised acl and there was nothing that could really be done. Is that really true is there nothing that can be done, and if so how long does it take to heal, and will his leg ever be the same so he can be athletically active again?
Avatar f tn I was playing soccer when i went into a tackle my Body got twisted around but my foot and lower leg stayed still. I felt a massive pain through my knee on the inside of my knee and heard and felt a snap. My team mates imediatly came running over because they said they heard a snap sound to and that it looked nasty when i did it. My coach put ice on it and strapped it up but i can only put a tiny amount of weight on it before my knee collapses.
Avatar m tn In the mean time, my PT prescription has changed as a result. I did have ACL reconstruction using allograft surgery on my left knee in 2001 as well as lateral and medial meniscus repair. All of this was revealed to both the doctor and PT both verbally and on the entrance paperwork. So my question is how am I supposed to recover from an ankle injury if there is an accompanying knee injury. Why was this never checked??
Avatar f tn I am a 41 year old woman, not very sporty, on the lower end of activity levels. I walk and hike some, but do not play sports. I also ride a bike occasionally for recreation. I completely ruptured my ACL 2 weeks ago as well as tore my meniscus. My doctor is reassessing in a week. He said I definitely had to repair the meniscus, but the ACL replacement was up to me. I wear a hinged brace all the time except in the evenings when I get home from work. My knee feels somewhat unstable.
182884 tn?1259312906 All other things being equal, recovery from an ACL reconstruction should not be longer based on an older injury. If anything, the reverse would be true because a more recent injury will still have swelling that ideally needs to disappear before an ACL reconstruction can be performed. An older ACL tear means the leftover ACL parts would have dissolved over time, there'll be less to clean up on the inside of the knee, and there is no injury swelling to deal with.
Avatar m tn I underwent CABG during Oct 2007 subsequent to that I underwent a Zplast for removal of a scar on my left knee which was troubling me .I feel OK presently .As per my last check up (my EEF as per Echcardiogram is 45 %) I am leading a normal life .and walk for an hour atleast everyday .I work from home and travel for about a week in a month .
Avatar f tn Although swollen and a bit unstable I have No pain in my knee. However my achilles tendon is like a Charlie horse all the time on same leg. I fell off my bike right onto that knee. Now 2 days later I’m having shooting pains on my heel of the other foot It’s been 1 month since the fall. Is this normal? The pain in my tendon and now my other foot on the bottom of my heel. I know I have altered my walking but, drs say nothing about where my pain IS?!
Avatar f tn Hey my friend got surgery on her ACL about a year ago. They replaced it. I am not sure what kind of a donor they used. But anyhow, ever since the surgery she has occasional attacks of her knee popping.I It pops whenever, wheather or not she has been doing a physical activity or it she just happens to be standing up. And after this occurs she cant move it for several hours or even days. Is this a normal effect of the surgery?