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how do i know if i tore my ACL

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Get examined: The best and most reliable way to know is to have your knee examined by a sports medicine doctor.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Acl: Immediate swelling loss of motion and pain are indications that u injured yr knee. An exam by an orthopedist would best answer this.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Examination by an: Orthopaedist is key. We can often tell by exam only. An MRI can be used to confirm the diagnosis. People typically complain of instability in the kn ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
History and physical: Would recommend an orthopaedic history and physical to see if further workup including and MRI to make the definitive diagnosis. For an ACL tear, one ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me try to help: To know for sure two ways, physical exam and MRI for the knee. some times the physical exam alone could do it.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Please see link...: "acl is the medical abbreviation for the anterior cruciate ligament. The acl is one of four major ligaments of the knee and stops the lower leg (tibia ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Painless ACL tear: Not all acute acl tears involve severe pain swelling or feel unstable. There are other considerations. Some patients may have had a partial tear in th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL pre-hab: Before surgery focus on straightening your knee (knee extension) and gaining as much strength and rom as you can. This will aid in your recovery post ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL tear: Most acl tears hurt immediately after the injury but then the pain goes away. A torn acl often presents with no pain but rather knee instability. If ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Either: Both hamstring and patella bone tendon bone autografts have excellent outcomes. Obviously each have their benefits and drawbacks. If you cannot cho ... Read More

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