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Offline KneeD34

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Missing ACL ?
« on: July 06, 2005, 07:21:10 PM »
My 16 yr old son just got back from a follow-up vist to the Ortho. on a knee injury he received at lacrosse camp on June 12th.  He had his MRI on June 27th.  The Dr's could no find an ACL on the MRI for his injured knee.  The doc said it could be badly damaged, but my son has no swelling or pain at this time and can even squat, has ridden a bike and slight jogging with any issues.
Is it possible to be born without an ACL or ACLs?  This is his first knee injury.  We have a follow-up visit on 7/25 and I'd assume another MRI maybe for his good knee to compare.  Just looking for feedback.


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Re: Missing ACL ?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2005, 07:32:29 PM »

Here is an article that discusses ACL deficient knee in younger people.....

Good luck at the next appointment,

« Last Edit: July 06, 2005, 07:34:37 PM by Shade »


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Re: Missing ACL ?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005, 07:42:59 PM »
I'm 17 and torn my ACL almost three years ago. I didn't realize it until I went for an MRI this year. I had knee pain and instability but I kept playing for 3 years. After awhile the pain went away, but I was never the same player without my ACL. I was able to play softball and basketball at a high level. I was a catcher and played 1st base. I made All-District teams. But after I had another knee injury this year, I got it repaired, and I will be better than ever. Good luck to your son, but I recommend surgery if he has no ACL. Its the way to go