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Acl and arthritis
Hello Sir Hope you are doing well I got my aclr done a few days ago and also the itb tightening so I had a few questions regarding that Why was my itb tightened ? I mean there were other patients with acl tears too Will it have any negative effect ? I read acl surgery increases the chances of having arthritis in 10 years I am young and athletic and I don't ever want to stop playing sports so does a surgery means confirmed arthritis ? If I can prevent it then how to ? Thank you
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ACLR is helpful for the stability of knee and decreases the chances of osteoarthritis and further damage to the knee.But avoiding the surgery is not good and responsible for more instability.Chances of osteoarthritis are due to damage not because of re-construction .ITB tightening is not necessary in every case.
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Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting- Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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I will like to add to your statement: Not getting acl surgery causes chances of early arthritis because of instability. getting aclr done only helps your knee become more stable, and thus delay onset of arthritis compared to a situation if you left it without surgery. although after aclr, you can play sports. but since you are young I will suggest you to be careful while playing contact sports
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Hello sir...I am doing good...I have gone through your querie in detail...every one will not develop ileotibial band friction syndrome only few people get it...I would suggest you to consult your treating surgeon for clinical examination and further investigations...they will only clear your doubts... Regards.
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