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Offline angela0101

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ACL surgery and Metal shavings
« on: June 22, 2009, 06:56:43 PM »
hello all i'm new here so bear with me.

wasn't too sure where to post this.

my husband had acl replacement surgery jan. 2008. hes been having nothing but problems since. the doctor told him things were just fine. so he went in for a second opinion. this doctor actually looked at the knee, examined it and sent him in to get a mri because he believes he has a torn menisus.

so heres my husband ready for the mri and finds out they have to use a different machine because he has metal shavings in his knee. he didn't have this before the surgery.

heres my questions is this harmful? could this be the reason he is having trouble with his knee? does this metal need to be removed?

can anyone help me with this one?

thank you :)
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Re: ACL surgery and Metal shavings
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 09:43:06 PM »
A rotating drill is usually used to make the tunnels for cruciate reconstruction. I wonder if bits of metal came off the burr?
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Re: ACL surgery and Metal shavings
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Re: ACL surgery and Metal shavings
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 10:09:16 PM »
thank you for the information