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Offline kavalos1979

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11 year old with torn ACL
« on: July 24, 2012, 06:13:41 AM »
My son had a bad soccer injury on April 29, 2012. After many doc appoints 2 MRIs and 4 weeks of physical therapy we have a diagnosis of a torn ACL. My only problem is my son can walk normal and run but has some physical limitations such as he can not jump or hop without crumbling in pain. I could tell by the look on the docs face he really doesnt believe that it is a torn ACL (partly due to the fact that he questioned the first MRI and had radiologist do a second) is it normal for him to want to scope his knee and if so what can I do to make this go as smoothly as possible for my son?

Any replys will be helpful thank you

Offline knee2no

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Re: 11 year old with torn ACL
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 03:32:18 PM »
I'd give it more time.  Surgery is not without risks and if only issue is jumping I would suggest he refrain from jumping for now.
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