Men's Journal—November 26, 2013
Think it's your ACL? It may be your ALL.
The ALL may be behind a condition called pivot shift, in which a person who has had an ACL tear will find that their knee sometimes still sags or gives way even after the damaged ligament has been repaired. "This requires further investigation, but in some people, the ALL may benefit from more surgery in addition to the ACL," says Dr. Robert Marx at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. In other words, people who have had ACL surgery that didn't work may want to hold off on more ACL surgery and find out if it's a different part of the knee entirely that needs repair.
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