Acl Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). Tear in this ligament leads to an ACL injury in sports activities like jumping and landing in basketball, soccer, skiing, etc. Symptoms include pain, swelling, instability, and inability to move the leg. Adequate rest and painkillers can resolve minor injury and pain. Surgery may be needed in case of a major injury.

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Will multi-ligament knee injury likely to cause foot drop in later years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic onset of symptoms of foot drop, diagnosed by podiatrist last month. I would like to know if this could be caused by the original knee injury, which was diagnosed as a severe multi-ligament knee injury. Is it possible for a severe multi-ligament knee injury, with a c...  Read Full »


Dr. Doshi Chintan Ajay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery was done in 1980 whereas the injury was in 1969. It must be ACL reconstruction surgery or some other augmentation surgery. The original ligament cannot be repaired after 11 years. It will be beneficial to...  Read Full »

What does my MRI scan report of the knee after falling during skateboarding indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I fell during skateboarding and hurt my knee. I had gone for an MRI scan of my left knee to make sure that there was no significant damage. I am attaching the report for your reference. Can you kindly explain my scan report? Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your accident. I have seen the scan report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The following findings have been noted: A high-grade tear of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), with swelling and edema of the entire l...  Read Full »

How long will it take to recover completely from ACL injury?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister met an accident before four months. Now, she is suffering from ACL injury. According to the doctor's suggestion, she did POP for a month followed by arthroscopy. She is following the exercise under the supervision of a physiotherapist post arthroscopy. She can find recovery, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, it takes three months to have complete recovery after arthroscopy with good physiotherapy done regularly. Physiotherapy includes quadriceps strengthening, hamstring stretching, and strengthening, full weight-bearing walking with a hinged knee brace, and knee be...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain in my thigh and knee. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing a pulling pain in my thighs and behind my knee for more than six months. I do not know why or what to do. I do not know its cause either, but I took an MRI, and there were some findings, but I am not sure if there is any direct correlation.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You have an injury to the knee that most likely caused the changes to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial meniscus. You, however, do not mention any such event. With these conditions, there is an unlikely correlation betwe...  Read Full »

How long will it take for the laceration in the knees and tears in the medial meniscus to heal?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a deep cut on the top of my knee, that is, a laceration. In the MRI, it says that there is a partial ACL tear, LCL sprain, and a longitudinal tear in the medial meniscus. I have 15 stitches on top of my knee. Currently, I am taking rest with braces on the knee. I have kept the kn...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two things that you need to be aware of. The damage outside the knee, that is, the cut you are mentioning will take two weeks to heal, and sutures should have been taken out by now if the wound healed without an infection. The damage within the knee, that is...  Read Full »

Do I have to do surgery for the infection caused due to ACL reconstruction surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I got an ACL reconstruction surgery done two weeks back. There was an infection in the operated site, so they did re-surgery and lavage, three days back. After this, physiotherapy was done for 10 days. So, the pain stopped, but there is still swelling in the knee. Today, the doctor asked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The knee looks to be still infected. Lavage needs to be done till the knee becomes normal and the ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) values drop ...  Read Full »

Can I bend my knee after an ACL surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ACL surgery with a graft from my hamstring and a meniscus repair seven weeks ago. I went to my physiotherapist, and she asked me to face down on the bed and bend my knee. I did what I could, and then she started pushing on my ankle, at which point I was in excruciating pain and sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is unusual in two aspects. Forcible manipulation like this is not recommended. If needed, this should be done by a doctor with an anesthetic. Secondly, the knee should never undergo such manipulation as there should have been some range to begin. Did the knee swell...  Read Full »

Will physiotherapy or traction help in my back pain and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old male. I am on a pacemaker for the past 18 years (non-MRI-compatible, dual-chamber with full dependence on a pacemaker). I weigh about 78-80 kg. I have back pain for several years, but I have severe back pain for the past month, and my left leg muscles went flaccid. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about what you are going through from the details of your symptoms and your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, the best option would be to undergo a microscopic discectomy or an endoscopic decompression o...  Read Full »

Can you give me a second opinion regarding my DVT and knee injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I met with an accident and the doctor diagnosed my knee with complete ACL tear and partial MCL injury. So, I started using a knee brace. Two days later, I took a long duration flight without taking any medication of thrombosis. However, I started taking Ibuprofen tablets (twice ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and would like to give replies to your queries accordingly. The issue is that you have a concomitant knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) injury for which a surgical procedure will be required as you ...  Read Full »

Does the outcome of ACL surgery get affected by the patient's weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to get an operation for ACL injury. After how many days of operation will I walk normally and do bike riding? How fast will I recover? My weight is 80 kg. Is there any problem for quick recovery with this weight? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the ACL surgery, if the surgery goes well, usually you will start walking with the long knee brace from the second day of the surgery. Normally, you will be able to walk on your own after six to eight weeks of surgery. You can ride a bike after two to three months ...  Read Full »

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