A 32-year-old member asked:
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how do i know if i tore my acl?

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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.
Answered on Aug 29, 2016
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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. With a high suspicion, a MRI is often then ordered and used then to confirm the findings of the exam. My suggestion for you is to see a md who is well trained and experianced in acl's and even revision surgery. Get their opinion.
Answered on May 7, 2018

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