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What are the common symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury ?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pain & Instability

Acl tears typically are painful, cause knee swelling, and cause the sensation of instability in the knee.

In brief: Pain & Instability

Acl tears typically are painful, cause knee swelling, and cause the sensation of instability in the knee.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pop, pain, swelling

The most common symptoms of acl injury are a non-contact twisting or hyperextension injury to the knee associated with an audible or palpable pop followed by pain and swelling.
Contact injuries are also common. Typically, the knee will swell for several days. Even though you may be able to bend it and walk on it eventually, most patients continue to feel instability or "giving way" or buckling.

In brief: Pop, pain, swelling

The most common symptoms of acl injury are a non-contact twisting or hyperextension injury to the knee associated with an audible or palpable pop followed by pain and swelling.
Contact injuries are also common. Typically, the knee will swell for several days. Even though you may be able to bend it and walk on it eventually, most patients continue to feel instability or "giving way" or buckling.
Dr. Vishal Shah
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Instability.

Your knee may feel unstable, or like it wants to "give out" on you, especially with twisting activities.
You may have some pain also, particularly if any of the menisci are injured.

In brief: Instability.

Your knee may feel unstable, or like it wants to "give out" on you, especially with twisting activities.
You may have some pain also, particularly if any of the menisci are injured.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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