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Partial ACL tear

While playing cricket accidentally twist my leg. MRI also clear but pain not decrease after one year again 2 nd MRI taken found in that partial ACL tear. I'm suffering from last two year what can I do? One of doctor suggested for operation there is any other options for this condition.
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Harisha N L
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Hi there I understand your concern... Clinical examination and MRI findings are very important in deciding treatment options...conservative management can be tried in partial tear patients...try hamstring strengthening exercises and take over the counter pain medications...avoid squatting, crossed legged sitting, playing strenuous sports or activities...if no improvements you should get examined by arthroscopic surgeon they will help you further.
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Dr. G P Dureja
Pain Management Specialist 35 yrs exp Delhi
ACL is an important ligament which provides stability to your knee joint. So MRI and examination provides a key your further plan of management. Providing rest and support to the injured knee is the conservative method.Now a days we are doing PRP injections in case where are no stability and buckling issues are involved but severe cases do warrant arthroscopic repair. In all of the above scenarios there will be a gradual rehabilitation towards normal daily activities.
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