Does The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Treatment Need To Be Surgically Removed?
Hello Diahkat, Thank you for the question.
Have you consulted with further orthopedic specialists?
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the ligaments in the knee joint that connects the femur (femur) with the lower leg bone (tibia). ACL functions to maintain the stability of the knee joint movements. This ligament can be injured / tear both partially and totally. Usually these injuries / tears can occur due to injuries when exercising, holding the body with the wrong knee position, or falling with the wrong knee position.
The choice of treatment for ACL injuries is very dependent on the physical activity of the patient, the severity of the injury, and the symptoms of knee instability experienced by the patient. Handling of partial ACL tears can be conservative and surgical. Conservative treatment can be recommended by a doctor if you experience a partial tear and there are no symptoms of knee instability. In this treatment, sufferers are encouraged to undergo rehabilitation with physical therapy in stages until the knee can approach the condition before the injury. Patients will also be given information about how to maintain knee stability. However, in some patients undergoing conservative therapy, sufferers still experience unstable knees and this can cause further injury to the knee. This rehabilitation process can take up to 3 months.
If you are an active individual, especially exercising, if a partial ACL tear is accompanied by another injury such as a meniscus injury, or if you experience symptoms of an unstable knee, then the doctor will generally recommend surgery.
The best step you should take right now is to consult with an orthopedic specialist. The doctor will ask further questions about your complaints and your physical activity and do a physical examination on you. From this examination and MRI results, your doctor will recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. Feel free to ask questions or discuss with your doctor if you still have doubts.
I hope this helps.