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What are the tests for anterior cruciate ligament injury?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
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In brief: PE and MRI

The first step is checking for an acl injury is talking to the patient about their injury and doing a good physical exam of the knee (pe).
At this point, most skilled doctors will have a strong suspicion that the acl is torn. X-rays are usually done to make sure there isn't a bad bone injury. Often a MRI is obtained to confirm the diagnosis and look for other, associated injuries.

In brief: PE and MRI

The first step is checking for an acl injury is talking to the patient about their injury and doing a good physical exam of the knee (pe).
At this point, most skilled doctors will have a strong suspicion that the acl is torn. X-rays are usually done to make sure there isn't a bad bone injury. Often a MRI is obtained to confirm the diagnosis and look for other, associated injuries.
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