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Offline ramaallen

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ACL allograft tear
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:11:59 PM »
Hey all,
I tore my ACL 13 years ago and had it reconstructed with an allograft (tendon from a cadaver). I'm an athlete, runner & soccer, and just had a fairly traumatic collision with an overly aggressive goalie - he barrel rolled into my knee - making it pop twice and I think it bent inwards.

MRI results are that I partially tore my ACL, my meniscus & my MCL is 100% torn.

My doctor wants to do an arthroscopic surgery to determine how badly my ACL is torn, and clean out my meniscus. He doesn't believe I fully tore my MCL - "MRI's are for insurance, I don't believe that your MCL is torn".

I'm a bit skeptical of this doctor, as he rushed through our appointment, so I wasn't able to ask him the following questions:
Is it possible for an ACL allograft to repair itself?
If not, then why not just reconstruct it now?

(I fully intend to go back to playing soccer & running)

Thanks in advanced!