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How can you tell if you tore your acl?

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Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exam and MRI

A good physical exam can indicate an ACL tear: firmly hold the thigh in place, and with the knee bent 90 degrees, firmly pull the lower leg forward.
If the lower leg freely moves forward much more than the other without a firm endpoint, this may indicate an ACL tear. The same test in opposite direction would indicate PCL tear. It need not be painful. See a doctor for exam, you may need an mri.

In brief: Exam and MRI

A good physical exam can indicate an ACL tear: firmly hold the thigh in place, and with the knee bent 90 degrees, firmly pull the lower leg forward.
If the lower leg freely moves forward much more than the other without a firm endpoint, this may indicate an ACL tear. The same test in opposite direction would indicate PCL tear. It need not be painful. See a doctor for exam, you may need an mri.
Dr. Scott Roethle
Dr. Scott Roethle
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Effusion post trauma

Quick intrarticular effusion post trauma are frequently acl tears see an orthopedist.
For exam.

In brief: Effusion post trauma

Quick intrarticular effusion post trauma are frequently acl tears see an orthopedist.
For exam.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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