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ashton50
04-07-2008, 06:25 PM
hi Fariba
if the ACL is ruptured then as far as I understand the ACL won't heal so the
option of plastering the leg will only delay his recovery by resulting in a
stiff knee. My recommendation is that of your second option if this is a
physically active student. Physio then surgery is the much preferred
option. If the student is not physically active normally then a longer
period of physio may mean they could manage without an operation - though if
they have any instability signs after the rehab then an operation would be
warranted
Hamish Ashton MHSc (Physio)
NZ

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From: "Fariba Bahrami"
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 6:25 PM
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Subject: [BIOMCH-L] A question about an injury

> Dear all,
>
> A couple of days ago, one of our students (a young adult of age 24) had a
> sport accident with injury to his right knee. He has extensive injury to
> his ACL (rapture). However, his PCL is intact. Two of our specialist
> colleagues have suggested him two obviously different treatments!
> The first specialist wants to put a cast on his knee for several weeks
> followed by a period of physio. He believes that this will heal the
> injured ACL with some possible minor limitations in his movement.
> On the contrary, the second specialist suggests an immediate one-month
> physiotherapy, which will be followed by a surgery on his knee to restore
> his complete movements.
>
> I am wondering if anyone can compare these two treatments or suggest any
> other ones.
>
> Thank you very much for your attention,
>
> F. Bahrami
>
>
> Fariba Bahrami
> Assistant Professor
> CIPCE, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
> University of Tehran
> Tehran, Iran
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