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02-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Why would 2 cases be dramatically different? It's a pretty standard procedure.
Orr played 40 years ago, so it's an example that doesn't apply, they didn't even have arthroscopic surgery back then, taht alone would ahve added 2-3 years to his career.
Human beings are not robots where you can simply replace a part and have it back working at 100%.
Here is something to consider........
ACL reconstruction surgery has a success rate of 80-90%
. However, that leaves a substantial number of patients that have unsatisfactory results. Eight percent of these poor results are thought to be due to knee instability or re-rupture of the ACL graft. Failure of an ACL reconstruction is often hard to describe. The patient can have complaints of knee instability, pain, stiffness, or the inability to return to desired activities.
Treatment for failed ACLs is complex and technically challenging, and the results of revision ACL surgery are not as good a primary ACL reconstruction.
(Southern California Orthopedic Institute)
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