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Forum Name: Joint surgery
Question: Acl surgery in teens
|healthiswealth - Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:34 pm||
My son 13yrs has an acl tear confirmed by mri . He is advised surgery but his physis are open should we go in for surgery now or wait . He walks fine no pain uses brace for the injured knee . Injury was 2months back.Will the surgery cause any deformity in his leg what is the percentage of deformity in this age
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:25 am||
There may be a risk of medial meniscal tear in waiting to have ACL repair. *
It would be worthwhile to review the risks and benefits of surgery with his orthopedic surgeon.
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