Should there be pain in back of the knee with a ACL problem?

Possibly. Examination and an MRI will ultimately determine if indeed acl issues. However, there should be other symptoms also.
At first there may . Be pain in back of knee. Thisbisnusially referred pain from swelling on knee from tearing acl/injury. Should resolve as swelling improves.

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Should there be pain in back of the knee with a ACL problem?

ACL injury. If you tear it you generally will hear it "pop" and generally lose strength and collapse. Generally you get swelling about the entire knee and most of the pain will be in the back and outside of the of the knee. Generally the swelling occurs and the knee becomes unstable. Read more...

What are the physical exams that goes into telling if someone has a ACL problem? I have a tight band in the back of my knee.

Drawer sign is the. Name of the examination technique most commonly used. However, the ultimate diagnostic test is an mri. Read more...
ACL Injury. Problems with an acl don't just gradually develop. They can be usually be related back to a significant, if not catastrophic, injury. The resultant problems would be a very swollen knee and later a problem with the knee giving out when you turn or twist on that leg. Read more...

Does having a ACL problem cause you to have slipping in the knee and instability?

Yes. Acl functions to stabilize the forward backward motion of the knee (upper leg to lower leg) thus a tear can result in instability in that plane of movement. The decision for repair depends on several issues but primarily on your age, health and activity level. Read more...
Yes it can. If you have a complete tear in the anterior cruciate ligament you may feel as though your knee is slipping of shifting due to the lack of stability from that ligament. The stabillity of the other knee ligaments and quad and hamstring stability determine the amount of instability. Read more...
Yes. An acl tear can result in knee instability. The lower leg (tibia) can slide forward and rotate relative to the thigh (femur). This can result in near dislocation events and can lead to further damage of the cartilage and meniscus. In younger patients who want to remain active in sports, a torn acl should be reconstructed by an orthopaedic surgeon. Read more...
Yes. A torn ACL can lead to knee instability. With each episode of instability, you run the risk of doing further damage to the joint, specifically meniscus/cartilage tears. This can lead to arthritis at a later age. See a knee orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, for the correct treatment. Read more...

Is it possible to have an ACL tear and a functional knee?

ACL deficiency . Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side. Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely. Read more...
Yes. Some people can function fairly well, despite having a torn ACL. This is generally the exception , and not the rule. Read more...

What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

Hamstring exercises. Both the ACL and hamstings prevent excessive abnormal forward translation of the knee, but the ACL is a primary stabilizer and the hamstrings are secondary restraints. After the ACL is torn, the hamstings, by default, become more important in limiting abnormal forward translation and instability of the knee. Strengthening them minimizes this unwanted motion and instability. Read more...
PT. Your knee has both static stabilizers (acl and pcl) and dynamic stabilizers (quads and hamstrings). Hamstring and quadricep strengthening is usually incorporated into acl rehab. Leg extension and flexion exercises in a brace can be helpful. Talk to your physical therapist. Read more...

Could I have partial ACL tear if my knee tries to buckle to one side?

Hard to judge. Buckling to one side does not sound as much like an acl injury. It sounds more like an mcl or lcl injury depending on which side it is buckling on. The acl is more involved in a rotational pivoting restraint than a buckling one. Read more...
Partial acl. Your knee could have an acl tear or a collateral ligament tear. Get a MRI to confirm. Read more...
Not likely. If your knee is buckling, it may be a complete ACL tear. Partial ACL tears are not common. See an orthopedic sports medicine knee surgeon, who can sort out your symptoms. Read more...

Could I have a partial ACL tear if my knee wants to buckle to one side?

Hard to judge. Buckling to one side does not sound as much like an acl injury. It sounds more like an mcl or lcl injury depending on which side it is buckling on. The acl is more involved in a rotational pivoting restraint than a buckling one. Read more...