Can you get a ACL injury outside of sports injuries?

Yes. Any kind of twisting, cutting, pivoting, hyper extension, deceleration, etc type of mechanism can cause an acl injury. It does not have to happen during sports.
Yes. An accidental twist or fall can damge the acl.
Yes. Any activity where your foot is planted and you twist or pivot, could tear the ACL. We have 3 patients in our practice that tore their ACL's, just twisting to get out their airplane seat.

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Can you get a ACL injury from any sports?

Yes. Most acl tears occur through noncontact activity. Any sport where you are on your feet and use you knees may predispose you to an acl tear. Read more...
Any cutting/pivoting. Any sport that requires one to cut and pivot or involves contact/collision can theoretically lead to an acl or any other knee ligament injury. Read more...
Just about. Any activity where your knee might twist beyond its limits can result in an ACL tear. We have 3 patients in our practice who tore their ACL's twisting to get out of an airplane seat. Read more...

Can you get an ACL injury from anything besides sports?

Sure. Unfortunately, something as simple as slipping upon an ice patch or stepping in a pothole with the knee twisting the wrong way can cause ACL injuries. Read more...
Absolutely. You can get an ACL injury from trauma involving the knee. This can occur in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and most commonly in sports. The ACL can tear in an injury involving knee contact with someone or something or without any knee contact. The ligament may tear when you slow down suddenly to change direction or pivot with your foot firmly planted, twisting or overextending your knee. Read more...
Yes. Acl injuries occur to people in many different ways including work injuries, slips, trips, falls and other traumas. Read more...
Yes. Yes plenty of people injure their acl in accidents such as falls and car accidents. Typically you don't tear an acl just walking down the street but any traumatic blows or twisting to the knee can cause a tear. Read more...

How much time do I need to rest before going back to sports in case of grade 1 ACL injury?

Sprained ACL. Assuming this is a sprain, without evidence of a complete acl tear, you may be ready for sport activities 6-12 weeks following your injury, as long as you have completed physical therapy and have restored range of motion, strength and function in the affected leg. Read more...
I agree. The healing time is variable from person to person. With diligent physical therapy, your therapist will be able to progress you back to your sports. Also, you most likely will need a brace before you return to play. Best of luck! Read more...

So can I play sports after a ACL injury?

Depends. On the severity of the injury and the adequacy of the repair and proper rehab. Talk to you orthopedic surgeon. Read more...
It depends. You may play sports if authorised by your orthopedic doctor provided 1 you wear a properly fitted brace 2 go for physical therapy to repair and strengthen the muscles and stability of the knee joint 3general strength training three times a week 4be careful and under control during practice 5 apply ice and pressure after each game but you can only play if it is approved by your orthpedic md. Read more...

Grade1 ACL injury with mild effusion. Been on rehab from past 6 weeks. Swelling have almost receded, how much more rest before return back to sports.

ACL strain. Your return to activities depends on your range of motion, strength, and stability about your knee. You should consult with your physical therapist and your physician regarding your status to return to your activity or sport. Read more...
Ease into sports. Looks like you are healing and would take it easy until the joint swelling is gone. Risk for re-injury with too much activity is great. Read more...
I agree. A progressive return to full activity is best. Have your physical therapist take you through a return to play progression including sport specific activities. Under the guidance of your pt and physician you should be returned to athletics soon! Read more...
Need to be pain free. I would be sure you have an acl injury and not a mcl injury. Very different treatments and prognosis. Partial acl injuries are very rare and most are complete. Read more...

How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?

Depends. There are many variables that will effect the time necessary to recover enough to return to sports including the graft used, fixation techniques and the biases of the surgeon. Because some studies suggest return to sports prior to 9 months post surgery may increase the risk of reinjury, i prefer to have my patients wait 9 months. That is not to say some athletes have been able to return quicker. Read more...
Jogging by 3 months. Recovery after acl reconstruction needs to be patient-specific. No 2 knee injuries are exactly alike. In general, we use 3 months as 1st waypoint whereby basic jogging is allowed. Cutting sports and running full speed are not usually allowed before 4.5 to 6 months after surgery, again depending upon how your affected lower extremity compares to the normal knee with strength, motion, and endurance. Read more...
Depends. Recovering from an acl surgery follows a specific time course depending on how well you progress through physical therapy. The one factor that you can't control is how long it takes for your graft to incorporate, and to "ligamentize", which can be anywhere from 4 to 8 months or more depending on the choice of graft tissue. Read more...

I have had an Acl injury complete tear I took a rest from sports activites these past 2 month can I play sports activites awhile wearing acl brace?

You can only try- -ACL braces do help some, but it does not allow you 2 return 2 competitive sports, even some recreational sports. Bobby Hull played hockey for years with an ACL deficiency, and it was because he had huge & strong quads & hamstrings. It takes a lot of hard work 2 be able 2 do it. Give it a try after you rehab Ur quads& hams. Continued giving way is damaging so if that happens, opt 4 ACL recon. Read more...
Varies. You can try it, but you need to understand that if you have an ACL deficient knee and play sports, there is a fairly high risk you can damage other parts if your knee such as a meniscus. Con general, patients who are low demand and don't play sports do better with an ACL deficient knee than those that want to stay active. The braces don't do a lot to change that in my opinion. Read more...
You can try. Assuming that you don't have any associated meniscal tears, you could try to play in a brace, although many people will still have knee instability, despite the brace. Read more...