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What are symptoms of ACL injury?

What are symptoms of ACL injury?

Common symptoms: Include instability with lateral of twisting movement. Often people will say their knee just feels weak or loose or mushy. Catching and locking can be symptoms as well as significant swelling initially. Usually is a result of a non contact twisting injury to the knee. Often people will say they heard or felt a pop. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

What is the treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Most choose surgery: Sugical reconstruction is the most common treatment, although some will elect to only treat with physical thearpy. When pursuing surgery there are many graft options, but despite which one the surgeon may use the procedure includes putting tunnels in the bones of the knee and threading the graft through to replace the original ligament. Trying to reconnect the ends of the original lig doesn't work. ...Read more

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What are some tests to identify individuals risk of ACL injury?

What are some tests to identify individuals risk of ACL injury?

Risk factors: Risks of acl injury are hard to establish. Factors that increase the risk of acl tears are female, early adolescence, previous partial tears, laxity (looser knees), participation in pivoting sports, participation in high contact sports (such as football), and skiing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ACL injury?

Common symptoms: Include instability with lateral of twisting movement. Often people will say their knee just feels weak or loose or mushy. Catching and locking can be symptoms as well as significant swelling initially. Usually is a result of a non contact twisting injury to the knee. Often people will say they heard or felt a pop. ...Read more

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How long does it take ACL injury to heal?

How long does it take  ACL injury to heal?

Torn ACL won't heal: A torn acl will not heal routinely unless it is a nondisplaced bony avulsion that is acutelt identified and treated as though it were just reconstructed. Most torn acls result in pain and instability with activities that require a rapid rotation or pvioting maneuver and end up need a reconstructinve surgery to replace the torn ligament with a graft. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ACL injury?

What are the signs of an ACL injury?

Instability: An acute acl injury typically presents with a swollen knee after an injury. A chronic tear may present with instability when trying to cut or pivot. Typically the knee will "give way" when trying to do sports. ...Read more

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What are some tests to identify individuals risk of ACL injury?

Risk factors: Risks of acl injury are hard to establish. Factors that increase the risk of acl tears are female, early adolescence, previous partial tears, laxity (looser knees), participation in pivoting sports, participation in high contact sports (such as football), and skiing. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where i could find a good ACL injury prevention training program?

Ask your PT or onlin: You can go on line and find a trainor or physical therapist who can put you through acl prevention programme which was created by santa monica orthpedic and sport medicine foundation the programme involves 15 minutes training session and trains avoiding vulnerable positions increase flexibility increase strength, proprioception plyometric exercises 2-3 times a week. ...Read more

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What could cause anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury ?

What could cause anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury ?

Knee hyperextension: The ACL may tear when certain movements of the knee place a great strain on the acl. Hyperextension of the knee, that is, if the knee is straightened more than 10 degrees beyond its normal fully straightened position, is a very common cause of an torn acl. This position of the knee forces the lower leg excessively forward in relation to the upper leg. Pivoting injuries of the knee with exc. ...Read more

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