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Offline lisa m

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I've just gotten my MRI scans back and discovered that I have a complete proximal ACL tear and a horizontal oblique tear within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. While I have yet to review the scan with my surgeon, it has been explained to me that I will have options going into surgery. For those of you out there who have had this type of injury and elected to have the ligament transferred from a cadaver versus losing a section of tendon in another part of their own leg, I'd really appreciate some feedback before I make a decision! Thanks to all who respond! I am new to the site, new to such an injury and it scares the poop out of me!   :o

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Re: For those who have had surgery as a result of a complete ACL tear . . .
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 05:12:45 PM »
Hi Lisa ~ Sorry you have to deal with a knee injury but welcome to the forum. If you scroll down to the Specialist's Office you'll see a section dealing with just ACL problems. You might find you'll get more feedback there. Wishing you well...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.

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Re: For those who have had surgery as a result of a complete ACL tear . . .
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 09:39:35 PM »
Hi Lisa,
I actually tore my acl in feb and had a cadaver graft put in in March.  i was told that it is a faster recovery, because you do not have to recover from the other replacements, such as patella or hamstring.  I have not had any problems with my Acl, but unfortunetly I had problems with scar tissue and such.  Whatever you do, keep us posted and let us know. 
Shannon
By the way, I was a soccer player and my doctor reccommended it...some others might recommend what works for them. 
Good luck
Shannon
ACL allograft 3-22-06
lat rel and manip 6-29-06
patella femoral arthrofibrosis
lat rel and chrondplasty  9-26-06
arthroscopic surgery scope 6-12-07
lateral meniscus tear, cartilage and scar tissue removal

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Re: For those who have had surgery as a result of a complete ACL tear . . .
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006, 09:07:31 PM »
Lisa, I have a post op diary you might be interested in reading since we have had similar injuries. It's hard work coming back, but it can be done. Sorry you have been injured.
Terrible Triad - 1/16/06 - Basketball
3/15/06 - Scope/Cleanout of to achieve full ROM
5/3/06 - Surgery-ACL Reconstruction-Allograft
9/12/07 - Large Loose body removed;Grade 4 Lesion on LFC
9/17/08-Microfracture, Lateral Release (all right knee)