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

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Partial acl

Your knee could have an acl tear or a collateral ligament tear.
Get a MRI to confirm.

In brief: Partial acl

Your knee could have an acl tear or a collateral ligament tear.
Get a MRI to confirm.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Knee buckles

Consider acl tear, meniscal tear, collateral ligament tear, PCL tear, or loose body.

In brief: Knee buckles

Consider acl tear, meniscal tear, collateral ligament tear, PCL tear, or loose body.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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