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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
Thank you
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:25 am

User avatar Hello,
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.

Take care.

*http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12426537

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