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How is an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament diagnosed?

During a physical examination, your doctor will check for signs of swelling, instability and reduced movement. A type of scan called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used to confirm the diagnosis, assess the grade of the injury and check for additional knee injuries.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Injury of knee ligaments

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