ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery is a reconstruction surgery to replace the torn anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. It is more common in sportspersons. Injury to this ligament occurs during sports and sudden shift in the direction of the knee. Therefore, it is a commonly performed significant surgery yet. It takes two to four weeks to start walking and two to nine to completely recover from the surgery.
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Query: Hello doctor, My husband dislocated his ACL. I would like to get his X-rays evaluated for a second opinion. He was diagnosed with grade III dislocation. Is surgery necessary based on the X-rays attached? What are the risks if he does not operate? How does non-operative treatment compare? How long d... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is clearly acromioclavicular joint injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are two ligaments which basically keep our ACL joint in position. In type 3 injuries, both ligaments are torn. Now, according to literature, treatment of type 1,2 inju... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I got my AC joint separated while mountain biking. It is grade 5. I am getting surgery and I want to know whether I should use an autograft (hamstring) or an allograft from a cadaver. I am very active in outdoor adventures and sports.Thanks for your help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your injury. The good news is that there are many modalities available for AC joint injuries (acromioclavicular joint), which are showing promising results. Type five injuries constitute tears of the two important ligaments in the shoulder regi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, How likely is it to re-tear (or re-separate) the acromioclavicular joint after surgery was performed on it with a cadaver tendon? It has been a year and a half post surgery. He was lifting 50 lbs overhead, wind pushed equipment back, causing loud popping in left shoulder (previously ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a high likely chance since you are symptomatic (pain and swelling). Subjecting to vigorous exercise and history of previous surgery adds to the suspicion. It is better you get evaluated and treated earlier. Though cadaver tendons are stronger and it is been 1.5 y... Read Full »