ACL AND MENISCUS TEARS: ONE STAGE SURGERY, OR DO WE NEED TWO OPERATIONS?

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I get asked weekly whether an athlete’s injury will require just one surgery, or two.  What often happens is the ACL tears from twisting, and as the rotation of the knee continues, the meniscus tears next, often resulting in the cushion cartilage being “flipped” up in to the wrong place, actually blocking the ability to fully straighten the knee. 

You may have heard of this as a bucket handle tear, flipped meniscus, or even a locked knee.  Now two things need to be repaired, the ACL and the meniscus. 


Read more here.... posted: September 29, 2016 - Dr. Bill Sterett - Blog
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