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A 18-year-old female asked:

told by trainer upon tests that i have a grade 2-3 acl tear. no pain present. slight instability on stairs or mat surface. it it a possible acl tear?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
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 to become completely detached with a fracture so treat as diagnosed and see orthopaedics. All the best.

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Last updated Feb 19, 2017

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