Right knee surgery
Hello doctor, I have done an MRI in my right leg after an injury. MRI RESULT: #Partial ACL tear, #Minimal hoffa's fat pad edema, #Minimal joint effusion, #Bone confusion noted in lateral tibial and medical aspect of femoral and tibial condyle. Doctor, I want to know what happened to my knee in specific. Is this a serious injury? What kind of surgery should I expect? My doctor has hinted me about joint replacement surgery. Is this right. How much it costs? Could I return to all my athletic activities aftermath the surgery? I need information about these things. Help me. Thank you.
Doctor Answers (1) on Right knee surgery
Hi, you seem to be either confused or misinformed about the facts regarding surgery. You seem to have a ACL tear which needs Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction and not joint replacement surgery. Acl is a key ligament for your knee stability, without which optimal knee functioning is compromised. A good arthroscopic surgeon combined with good physio post surgery can get you back to pre surgery activity level within a time period of 5-6 months.
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