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MRI of left knee
MRI for left knee was conducted after adviced by the doctor. As said by the doctor, there is no treatment other than surgery. Kindly suggest if surgery is the only resort.
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Surgery required if you have a active lifestyle and have instability issues.
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Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction is minimally invasive way of dealing with knee issues.
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If u have feeling of instability while walking or running. Feeling of giving way. Then u must go for acl reconstruction surgery
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Before the advent of MRI & Arthroscopic surgery, such knee injuries were being treated cosetvatively with 60 to 80% succes. 80% success.
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The MRI report states your age at 54. At this age already signs of osteoarthritis would be present. An ACL reconstruction is usually done to prevent the knee from becoming arthritic. Secondly do you have a give away sensation when you walk or run? So this is a grey area to be frank. To be more clear, if I find that your knee is very unstable when walking etc and causing problems with mobility then go for it. Personally I would ask you to commit to quadriceps and hamstring strengthening for 3 months before taking the leap
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Its true, at your age the best to go is for arthoscopic surgery.
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Please indicate your correct age. 24 or 54 In 24 yrs an unstable , ACL deficient knee requires surgical reconstruction of ligament to enable you to maintain knee balance while walking , running, stair climbing up and down, playing etc. surgery would also prevent early arthritis due to deficient knee. At 54 the treatment would be rehabilitation of knee to regain full movements, quadriceps and hamstrings strengthening and use of intermittent brace. If you are in sports actively then even at 54 you should initially rehabilitate and then go for surgery if required.
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