So I've been getting very different opinions from various knee doctors as to what exactly is wrong with my knee following my Feb. 22 accident. I was told partial ACL tear, but then today saw Dr. Stone at the Stone Clinic in San Francisco. They did a KT 1000 test, which only showed a 3mm difference between the two legs, but he said he thinks it's a full ACL tear. He also thinks I have a tear of the PLC complex, and that any ACL graft would be likelyto fail unless I also have the PLC reconstructed. He showed me the huge difference between the lateral rotation on the two knees, and it makes sense that the PLC is injured, since that is where I've felt the most pain. Problem is, PLC reconstruction is much less common than ACL, and not that many doctors are experienced in the procedure. Dr. Stone is very expensive and doesn't take any insurance, and my insurance would pay 100% if I went to anyone in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield network. I'd prefer to stay in California, but if necessary I could go out of state. It looks like Dr. LaPrade at the Steadman clinic is an expert in this procedure, and I think he is in network. I'm also seeing Jason Dragoo at Stanford, he trained at the Steadman Clinic as a fellow. Any other recommendations or feedback anyone can send me on doctors or on the injury/surgery/rehab would be most welcome.
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3/14/13 at 11:35pm