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-, – -have you ever heard of surgeons placing a second screw to reinforce the acl anchor screw –, how easy is it to move the anchor screws

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    I’ve heard of it but I don’t know of anyone getting it put in. The second screw has been around for several years.

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    I find it very interesting, because when I had my ACL replacement, the doctor had to reposition the bottom screw because it would not tighten; according to him. I was told that the bone he was putting it in, which was the upper part of the knee joint was soft. So they had to angle it. What kind of risk do you think I am looking at here? I had restricted therapy, which put me behind for weeks and then I was not authorized any additional therapy sessions. Not a good deal.

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    My doctor just told me along with the surgury I need to fix a torn miniscus he thinks my acl has a tear and recomends replacement. He wont know for sure untill he is in there to look at it. He says that they use a piece of hamstring tendon to replace the acl. Can anyone tell me if this works well, what are the long term effects if any, and how effective it is. Also how will this effect the hamstring.

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    last year I was playing indoor soccer. low and behold I crewed up my knee. I had my scope done in september and my miniscus was trimmed (both horns torn) and the surgeon said my acl is also torn. now he didn’t give me a percentage but he did say prior to the scope that it seemed like a grade 2 tear. we discussed surgery and he said no need. he actually said I should continue playing soccer. now I am a very agressive player that would need to tone things down but can anyone tell me if I should listen to the surgeon or should I go with the surgery and wait yet another year to play????? I am SO confused

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    Hi, I am 48 years young and I ocean kayak, bike, walk, swim and otherwise do things a lot of my friends don’t. I tore my ACL skiing about 25 years ago. the last 2 years it has acted up by swelling to grapefruit size, and now is pretty much always swollen, especially since I started yoga. The surgeon says I need a new knee but says I am too young. One surgeon says replace the ACL and the other one says not to. I plan on being in the best shape of my life when I am 50 and am wanting my knee to be healthier so I can make yoga and anything else I want to do less painful and have 100% range of motion. My question is will surgery make the swelling go away finally? Or, will I always have swelling even after the surgery. I am a nurse and very leary of surgery.

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