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Offline gav1

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REINJURY TO ACL
« on: August 16, 2009, 10:31:25 AM »
I had my ACL reconstructed almost 2 years ago.

I jumped in the air and landed and my knee gave way.  The pain i experienced was same as that when i first tore my ACL.

This may sound like a stupid question but can you have it reconstructed again or what would m OS do about it.

Any advice would be grateful.

Offline karen smith

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Re: REINJURY TO ACL
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 12:58:51 PM »
I don't see any reason why you cannot have it reconstructed numerous times.  You didn't say what sort of reconstruction you had.  Was it using human transplant or did the surgeon 'borrow' nearby tissue to make another ligament?

If the surgeon used nearby tissue, he should be able to do so again.  My surgeon used tissue from near my hamstring.  He said there much tissue he could select from and it wouldn't affect other leg function.  He was right.  He fixed the knee and there was no other effects from where he took and stretched the tissue to form a new ligament.

If you had human transplant material before they may not be able to do that again, but if you have healthy tissue elsewhere I cannot see why you can't have similat to what I had done.

If you like you can E mail me dircet as my details are listed.

Good luck

Karen

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Re: REINJURY TO ACL
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 06:15:03 PM »
Hi Karen, thanks for your comments.

The graft i had was taken from my patellar tendon.