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Title: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: Lizylouland on May 20, 2005, 07:49:26 PM
Has anybody ever heard of not having an ACL at all?  My doc reviewed the MRI after my basketball accident and is convinced I have never had one to begin with he is comparing my left knee, the injured one to my right knee and they both are equally loose.  Has anybody heard of this? :-X ???//

Thanks, Mike
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: raquetball1 on May 20, 2005, 08:27:33 PM
Sorry, never heard of that, but recently viewed an xray of a female whose internal organs are all on the reverse side of where they normally are (like a mirror image of normality), so I guess anything is possible. 
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: Lizylouland on May 20, 2005, 08:31:42 PM
are you messing with me? ???
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: Alla on May 21, 2005, 08:05:56 AM
I can recall another person who posted here I think who said they had no ACL either...... seems like it can happen
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: smiley196 on May 21, 2005, 01:51:48 PM
Lizy-
Maybe your taking your doc. to literally ??? he probably ment by saying 'you have no ACL' that it was compltely torn in half and there is baisicly nothing neft of it.. i was told that at first too. I doubt that mean actually means you were born with no ACL though.
krista
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: Lizylouland on May 21, 2005, 03:10:52 PM
Hey Smiley Thanks for the reply but he was actually saying that I had no evidence of an ACL at all this is what is concerning me because the Doc is at a loss of words.  Maybe I should get a second opinion but first was just checking if anyone has heard of this.  Thanks-Mike
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: Ferris on May 21, 2005, 03:35:32 PM
I'm sure that I once read that some people are born without acls at all so their bodies must adapt to it somehow. 

Rachel
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: smiley196 on May 21, 2005, 03:38:03 PM
oh ok Mike, sporry about that i guess i took it the wrong way :P but yea, i think a second opinion sounds good. did you have an MRI on your knee too?
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: Lizylouland on May 21, 2005, 03:47:07 PM
Thats OK Smiley.  Just really confused. 
Mike
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: raquetball1 on May 21, 2005, 04:42:16 PM
:)  No, lizylou, not messing with you re xray.  (And it wasn't just hung backwards.)  So, like I said, you never know how the body arranges itself, develops itself, etc. in utero and it's altogether possible your doc meant what he said:  no acl's. 
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: Lizylouland on May 21, 2005, 04:47:43 PM
Thanks Raquet. 
:)
Title: Re: Doc Says I have no ACL
Post by: PattiAnn237 on May 21, 2005, 04:52:11 PM
hey I think anything is possible.  but I also think anytime a doc looks a bit puzzeled its best to get a 2nd opionion.  MRIs are absolutly NOT always correct.