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What are the common signs and symptoms of an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, swelling

The majority of ACL tears are noncontact injuries.
The classic history is when a person plants and twists a leg, or rapidly changes directions and then hears or feels a pop in the knee. Initial pain tends to be severe, but in some, only lasts a few minutes. Swelling tends to occur within the first hour and most limp for days to weeks. The knee then often gives out or buckles, signs of instability.

In brief: Pain, swelling

The majority of ACL tears are noncontact injuries.
The classic history is when a person plants and twists a leg, or rapidly changes directions and then hears or feels a pop in the knee. Initial pain tends to be severe, but in some, only lasts a few minutes. Swelling tends to occur within the first hour and most limp for days to weeks. The knee then often gives out or buckles, signs of instability.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, Instability

The most common symptoms are pain, swelling of the knee, and instability.
Suspected ACL injuries should be evaluated by your orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Pain, Instability

The most common symptoms are pain, swelling of the knee, and instability.
Suspected ACL injuries should be evaluated by your orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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