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Offline Finbarr

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ACL plugs leaking?
« on: October 15, 2008, 06:19:30 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of the plugs used to fill the holes drilled in the tibia for an ACL replacement leaking and causing some sort of soft-tissue inflammatory response?  I have this huge and painfull bump on my tibia, below the joint line and now my surgeon wants to go in and "...just cut the whole thing out..."!!!  Any help?

Offline reimsy

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Re: ACL plugs leaking?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 03:22:42 PM »
hey, try reposting on the cruciate boards. the guys on there are unbelievably helpful!

Sorry to hear about that, i had an aclr about 8 months ago and have have some problems but not come across this! hopefully someone can be more help than me!

torn acl left knee august 05
ripped meniscus august 05
Key hole february 06
aclr february 08

Offline jathib

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Re: ACL plugs leaking?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 07:10:05 PM »
What would they leak? I had the same thing happen to me but it wasn't caused by anything leaking. Tibia screws can be troublesome and are often removed. I had mine removed and the problem went away. The surgery was quick and easy.