How to Know if You have an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) Injury

September 21, 2022

Anterior cruciate ligament rupture; ACL tear; anterior cruciate ligament damage in a knee (ACL) An anterior cruciate ligament injury is an overstretching or rupture of the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). A tear might be either partial or whole. Considerations The thigh bone’s (femur) end and the top of the shin bone connect at the knee joint (tibia). Four primary ligaments connect these two bones: A ligament called the medial…

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What is an ACL Injury? Do I have One?

September 20, 2022

Symptoms and Causes of an ACL Injury The signs and symptoms of an ACL injury can include the following: A loud “pop” or “popping” sensation in the knee Severe pain and an inability to continue the activity Swelling begins within a few hours of the injury. Loss of range of motion A feeling of instability and the inability to carry any weight on your knee. Once you have any of…

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