I have an acl tear and a possible meniscus tear as well. After much talk and a referral to another MD, the MD stated if you are an athlete, we'd do surgery, a couch potato and we'd just fit you for a brace and do physical therapy. I of course didn't want to officially admit to my couch potato status, so surgery is scheduled for Dec 18th. =) Ok, so there's more to it than that, but the other parts just aren't as funny.
As a side note, my ortho MD just stated an acl tear and didn't specify any further. I also had the MRI results sent to my primary MD office. They told me that the results showed a complete acl tear. I feel better about making the surgery decision.
Harry S. Truman - Aircraft Carrier
3 years ago