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How can you tell the difference: ACL or cartilage damage in knee?

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Dr. David Ott
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mri

The type of knee injury can be determined usually with a history and physical exam. An MRI will allow a clear visualization of the internal structures of hte joint and will help confirm the exact patholgy.

In brief: Mri

The type of knee injury can be determined usually with a history and physical exam. An MRI will allow a clear visualization of the internal structures of hte joint and will help confirm the exact patholgy.
Dr. David Ott
Dr. David Ott
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Acl vs cartilage

Acl or cartilage damage in the knee can usually be determined preoperatively by an mri.

In brief: Acl vs cartilage

Acl or cartilage damage in the knee can usually be determined preoperatively by an mri.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine

In brief: Symptoms, H&P, MRI

In general ACL injuries result in instability--that is giving way--the knee feels loose or wobbly when trying to pivot, cut, change direction quickly, or land from a jump.
Cartilage damage tends to cause swelling, catching, grinding, locking, or other "mechanical symptoms." ACL tears can usually be detected on physical examination. An MRI can confirm the history and physical exam findings.

In brief: Symptoms, H&P, MRI

In general ACL injuries result in instability--that is giving way--the knee feels loose or wobbly when trying to pivot, cut, change direction quickly, or land from a jump.
Cartilage damage tends to cause swelling, catching, grinding, locking, or other "mechanical symptoms." ACL tears can usually be detected on physical examination. An MRI can confirm the history and physical exam findings.
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