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What sorts of movements usually damage the acl?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pivoting and cutting

Acl injury commonly occurs with pivoting and cutting activities.
Patients often recollect a definitive pop and near immediate swelling at the time of injury. Subsequent complaints of buckling and giving away are also common.

In brief: Pivoting and cutting

Acl injury commonly occurs with pivoting and cutting activities.
Patients often recollect a definitive pop and near immediate swelling at the time of injury. Subsequent complaints of buckling and giving away are also common.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Vikram Patel
Sudden stops while running, sudden turns or twists can damage the ACL.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Cutting Sports

Sudden changes in direction or rotational movements are common mechanisms of the "non-contact" ACL injury.
Hyper-extension or hyper-flexion can also damage the acl. Contact injuries, such as a blow to the side of the knee, can also often result in an ACL injury.

In brief: Cutting Sports

Sudden changes in direction or rotational movements are common mechanisms of the "non-contact" ACL injury.
Hyper-extension or hyper-flexion can also damage the acl. Contact injuries, such as a blow to the side of the knee, can also often result in an ACL injury.
Dr. Bryan Reuss
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