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How do i know if i tore my ACL

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Get examined: The best and most reliable way to know is to have your knee examined by a sports medicine doctor.
Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
A good exam then MRI: Although most people think a MRI is necessary to diagnose a torn acl, most knee specialists can tell from a couple of simple test that can be done. Wi... Read More
Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Instability : Acl tears usually cause significant swelling, pain, and feelings of instability ...go see your doctor for evaluation and possible mri

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A 44-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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: you can always perform surgery to fix the ACL. The longer you wait however to reconstruct the ACL the more damage your knee could potentially have an... Read More

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