The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the primary stabilizer of the knee joint, so when it tears, use of the knee is drastically reduced or restricted altogether. These tears often occur while playing sports, but even falls and severe twisting can rupture the ACL. In most cases, ACL tears do not heal on their own. . Keck Medicine of USC’s sports medicine surgeons specialize in reconstructing and rehabilitating ACLs for both the weekend warrior and the elite athlete.
What are the signs of symptoms of a torn ACL?
- Swelling at the time of injury and with activity
- Instability in the knee
- Hearing a “pop” in the knee upon injury
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