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A 33-year-old male asked:

I hurt my knee while playing football. doctor said i have a torn ligament but not sure because haven't take any xray.what should i do?

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Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
MRI: X-rays will only show bony trauma. Physical exam first then MRI to determine which ligament (or cartilage) could be injured. This will then determine treatment, non-surgical or surgical.
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