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Offline zrs70

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How long does an ACL reconstruction generally last?
« on: May 29, 2007, 07:41:28 AM »
I had an ACL construction 12 years ago.  I am fairly active, though not a jock.  I mainly do a lot of hiking in the hills as well as jogging on a treadmill.  Recenly, my knee has experienced quicks jolts of looseness/ pain when getting up from a chair.  Is it possible that I need another surgery?  Or is this something else?

Offline jathib

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Re: How long does an ACL reconstruction generally last?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 05:17:50 PM »
Of course it's possible. It's also possible it's something else. Only a doctor can tell you for sure. I had my ACL reconstruction 17 years ago and it's still intact and in excellent condition. My doctor had a close-up look when he did my PKR five months ago.

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Re: How long does an ACL reconstruction generally last?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 04:10:25 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.  I'm seeing the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow.  The pain is still there.  Last thing I want to do is go through an invasive surgery again!















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