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A 23-year-old male asked:

Slightly torn acl, no surgery, hearing pops and hurts, have to rest for 10. is this popping sound normal? should i be worried that its getting worse?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
ACL Tear: If your injury is recent, within 2-3 weeks, knee pain and swelling is normal with an ACL injury. Popping can be related to the swelling in the knee. After 2-3 weeks of rest, the pain and swelling should diminish, along with the popping. I'm assuming you had an MRI. ACL tears can be associated with other knee injuries like meniscal tears and cartilage injury. Recommend MRI and eval by ortho surgeon
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