Knee surgery torn acl

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Avatar m tn Essentially, you have two injuries to your knee. The first is a torn medial meniscus, or a torn cartilage. The rest is a description of the shape of the tear. A bucket handle flops back and forth inside the knee, like the handle on a bucket, and can cause pain, locking, and swelling. This treated arthroscopically and will require either repair or removal of the damaged piece of meniscus. The second injury is a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, (ACL).
Avatar f tn Could I have possibly torn or stretched this graft? I have not had any particularly traumatic injuries to my knee that I can recall. I want all this to have been worth it and want to resume playing sports, but simply do not have the stability to do so. Any suggestions??
Avatar f tn I just had surgery less than a week ago for both lateral and medial meniscus tears on my right knee. It was really no big deal at all. surgery was on a friday and I was back to work monday. not much pain involved and I am aleready walking w/out crutches after 3 days. I have been avoiding surgery for about 5 years, and now I don't know why. I guess I was sort of nervous about the whole Idea of having a knee operation. My personal recommendation is to go w/ your orthopedic doctors advice.
Avatar n tn So i use 1 crutch to support me. Is there any possibility that i had torn my ACL? Is it normal that the knee is still swelling? i had a very sharp pain on the medial side of the knee while trying to bend it and it feels very thight. Im quite frustrated because it heals very slowly.i'll be having a big exam in 1 month time and im really worry about it.
Avatar n tn The following day I did ORIF for my fibula and 2 weeks later I did some shavings of the torn ACL.Doc said my ACL only 50% torn therefore there is no need for ACL reconstruction. Sept 2010 I removed the plate from my fibula. Up till now, I still limp a little when I walk as there is still pain in my ankle and it feels like my veins definitely not bone. Is it normal? And my knee can only bend 90% till today. I still cannot walk down the steps like normal.
Avatar f tn I tore my acl and medial meniscus two weeks ago today. Actually, the acl was already torn and I didn't know it so the meniscus went out very easily when I twisted my knee too far. The first week I couldn't put any weight on it because it would buckle and I would fall. I am now able to put a little weight on it and can walk with a walker using both legs. I start physical therapy next Wednesday (3/9/11). The past two days my knee seems stiffer and has a little more pain than it did have.
Avatar n tn I have had to live with torn ACL for a year and a half due to other issues from a crash due to some body esles bad driving and will be having mine repaired too.Not only have I torn my ACL but PCL and and I think the other is LCL but know that MCL is the only ligament I have that's not torn in two. I wish you luck and will be looking out for posts on your recovery as it will give me a bit of insight of what to expect.
1148201 tn?1262165258 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. Where could I see an operation to fix all ligaments if it can be done as will see my Doc soon to discuss the options and would like to know what they are before we do speak?
Avatar f tn My son is 17yrs n he tore his ACL. Just had surgery. The surgeon told us he had a little growth left. My concern is if they had to place a screw in the knee will this affect the remainder of growth he had left?
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 n tn Sounds like you may have torn your ACL. I did that and if the dr you went to has to do xrays. When mine torn and it was the right also before the surgery my knee would snap back, wabbaly alittle swollen, but get a second opinion, if it is your acl you could have torn it or completey ripped it in half.
Avatar f tn I bet you tore your ACL that will cause your knee to snap back buckle like.
Avatar f tn It may last anywhere from month to years, but, it can be repeated. Stem cell therapy may be able to heal the torn meniscus and torn ACL, than, obviously, surgery would not be required. There are two types of stem cell injections. The one that would be necessary for your dog would be an injection into the joint capsule of the affected knee. It requires two procedures: a surgery to extract fat that contains the stem cells, and than the injection two to three days later.
Avatar m tn If your knee is locked it would be manipulated under anesthesia till the knee relaxes and then the torn menisci will fall into its place and the knee is unlocked. The knee is immobilized in compression bandage for 2-3 weeks and this is followed by physiotherapy. If you orthopedician wants to excise the torn menisci microscopically you can go for arthroscopic surgery. You should visit an orthopedician to go for the best course of treatment: conservative or surgical. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have been to my orthopedic and they have said my acl is still intact but it is very loose and the option of a brace is available but i have the risk of tearing it complelty as well as other ligaments. Whereas I can opt surgery which I am out for 6-8 months evern though it is not torn.
Avatar f tn When this occurred I was told that because I was not in my teens or a professional athlete a repair was not advised. I had a scope done and they cleaned up with torn edges of the ACL. It reduced my pain level. I then had weeks of PT to build supporting structures. It took about two years before the knee would not give out on me and about 12 months before the pain was basically gone. It is my understanding that today they do reconstructive surgeries on most ppl with torn ACLs.
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 went to see a a friend who is a sports therapist - he examined the knee and said that it does look like I have a torn ACL. He gave me some strengthening exercises and the knee is improving a little bit. I will also start PT sessions soon.
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.
Avatar f tn In a young, active personwith an unstable knee, I would recommend surgery as the most reliable form of treatment for a torn ACL. Arthroscopy is very safe, with an overall complication rate of something around 1:10,000. One factor I always recommend checking when choosing a surgeon for this procedure is: how many does the doctor perform a year? Somewhere between 75-100 is a reasonable amount.
Avatar m tn Okay, MRI results are acl is torn/missing. Exact words are no acl visualized. Just as I had feared. Surgery is recommended.