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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in the Knee

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ACL tears may be partial or complete tears. ACL injuries can occur if you get hit very hard on the side of your knee, overextend the knee joint or quickly stop moving and change direction while running, landing from a jump or turning.

Basketball, football, soccer and skiing are commonly are linked to ACL tears. Symptoms include pain, swelling at time of injury and instability in the knee.

What are the sign and symptoms of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee?

  • Pain
  • Swelling at time of injury
  • Instability in the knee

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