I got my left knee twisted while playing basketball and i am reported with Partial ACL tear. But someone said complete tear is also reported as partial. Is it so and my knee is stable and i can walk properly. Kindly suggest
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If you don't have any symptoms ..don't show any doctor. Do some muscle strengthening. You will be fine..mri signals of partial tear are not that important in stable knee joint..regards dr pankaj agrawal
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.
If your MRI report says partial tear, sometimes it may be complete tear. Even complete tear of ACL would allow you to walk. Your knee needs to be clinically examined for laxity(looseness) and a decision arrived at. Another indicator would be symptoms and the confidence you feel when you engage in walking fast, climbing stairs or running. If your Orthopaedic surgeon does not feel there is laxity and you dont feel any instabilty, then exercises would be the initial line of management.
Knee stability is important get ur stability checked by an experienced, registered physiotherapist and also do compensate ur lost support of ligament by muscle strengthening. Through proper rehab an acl damage can surely be compensated that u can resume ur sports activity too. Know us more at www.physiotherapistdelhi.in
Acl tear is usually complete ,if you're question is weather to go for an acl reconstruction than it depends upon the instability ,even if you go for a surgery or not u have to start with your rehabilitation .
All the best .
Dr rashmi sharma.
you would be able to walk Normally even if its Complete tear. If Possible please share your Knee- MRI so that it can be verified if it's complete or partial tear.
While you are not sure about the intensity of the tear it is better to take precautions than causing more trouble to your knee joint. Precautions include avoiding SPORTS especially which involve turning of upper body against Lower Body. MODIFICATIONS HOW and WHICH Vehicle you drive (i.e CAR / M.CYCL) , (how you enter and Exit the Vehicle should be taken cared for. and Start strengthening your Quads and Hamstrings (Q>>H) as soon as the pain and swelling is reduced so as to compensate the tear.
If it's confirmed complete tear , well its a simple surgery not to be afraid of and back to normal Life enjoy.
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Consult specialist with MRI, and a physical chekup so as to negate other possibilities and to give you tips keeping your lifestyle in mind. That way you woud be able to perfectly live a normal life without the complications. STAY HEALTHY