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Offline raymferg

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Tor acl and lcl - question
« on: September 12, 2005, 05:00:30 PM »

Last week my 17yr old son tore his acl and lcl by hyperextending his knee during a football game. Had the MRI and a visit to our OS. My question is - because of the multiple tears, which graft process will be used - allograft or autograft? Will we have to use an allograft due to the multple tears? Should have covered this with the OS but was kind of in a fog during the appointment. Thanks for any help you might lend to an upset father.

Offline ski bum

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Re: Tor acl and lcl - question
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 05:28:41 PM »
Did he completely tear the lcl?  If not, it may heal itself, with time (mine did).  Choice of graft seems to be OS-specific.  That is, your OS will have decided preferences.  Out where I live (Northern California), the standard of practice for knee ligaments is allograft for one or all.

You might repost under the cruciate ligament section.  There have been several posters there who've had mulit-ligament surgeries (typically ACL/PCL)

Good luck,

12/23/04:  complete ACL tear, partial LCL, tibia bruise
1/19/05:  allograph ACL
7/8/05:  AIR-scar tissue & ACL graft girth reduction
8/4/05 nearly full ROM-released to ski
8/11/06: AIR-scar tissue, grade 3 cartilage potholes on femur
10/13/10:  Mfx, L knee to fix 3cm pothole