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Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? Before surgery: If you have torn your ACL and have a hemarthrosis( blood in knee) ; it may be recommended to have your knee aspirated of the blood and for you to rega ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical therapy: You should start physical therapy as soon as possible after the injury, to regain motion and strength.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Knee injuries: If the knee injury is recent (within 2 weeks), the ankle swelling is likely the result of the injury to the lower extremity itself. This is especially ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Knee instability: A torn acl will result in instability. You can demonstrate it by having someone pull forward on your leg just below the knee while you are seated with ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not always: A torn acl usually swells because of bleeding from around torn areas, but it is not a definite thing. The acl tear itself will not cause pain with twi ... Read More
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually yes, and yes: Initially, a torn acl usually results in a knee effusion (swelling), but after a few days the swelling can go away. Pain/shifting with twisting activi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Jolly
37 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Not necessarily: It is still early, but be sure to follow up with your surgery. At this early time, this would be normal, but it is always best to be sure by keeping y ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
As a general rule: These types of injuries take a minimum of 8-12 weeks to heal. Why you aren't going to require surgery I'm not sure, the avulsion must not be complete, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
She needs to be seen: The symptoms you have described suggest a possible infection that may be developing- increased swelling and increasing pain suggests that you should c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would be seen. It could be a torn ACL or other ligament or cartilage, there could even be a component of a sciatica to your complaint; but when peo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not directly. Tho --: The nerve injury can affect the whole leg resulting in weakness, inability to stand on it. Such situation can cause a fall or injury with pain/swellin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Can, with an acute -: Acl tear, one might get bleeding into the knee joint, ; if associated tear of the collateral ligaments also occurs, then pain/swelling in the calf, wh ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If the wound is-: -well healed, and this is new swelling, not left over from the surgery, it could B sign of infection, especially if U have pain @rest &have a feve ... Read More

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