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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Both are stabilizing ligaments in the knee. The ACL (anterior criciate ligament) prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding forward from under the f ... Read More
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
MCL will heal: Mcl tears hurt on the inside of the knee when a stress is applied to the inside of the foot. Acl tears cause instability in full extension and hurt wh ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Instability.: Tears of either can make your knee feel unstable, but in different planes. The MCL tear will give you more pain over the inner side of your knee.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pop, swelling: An acl tear classically involves either a hyperextension or valgus contact (blow to outside of knee)mechanism of injury. Symptoms include hearing or f ... Read More
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Dr. James Flanagan
48 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
ACL tear symptoms : Pain and instability of knee joint.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Instability.: Usually one notices knee instability , or a sense of the knee buckling, with an ACL tear.There could be swelling and pain involved as well.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the di ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
ACL tear: This may be determined by exam or imaging. If it is graded than likely imaging. This would give you an exact image of your ACL. Sometimes these go on ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: What you describe may not be connected at all. See an orthopedic surgeon
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I would treat you --: With pain meds and therapy. If no relief or improvement over a 10-12 weeks, then you might benefit from an arthroscopic examination, as some meniscal ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Might get better with pt if not maybe the acl has gotten worse should discuss with your orthopedist or seek another opinion.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Do you have any symptoms? What makes you think that you have an ACL tear. If you have symptoms, you may wish to consult an orthopedic surgeon and it m ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
ACL: Typically in the area of your tibial tuberosity on the anterior part of the knee. Laxity of the knee would also be a prominent symptom.
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