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What are the symptoms of a knee ligament injury?

Signs and symptoms of a knee ligament injury include: swelling, pain and tenderness in the knee or the surrounding area; reduced movement of the knee; a popping or snapping sound, which is sometimes heard as a ligament is completely torn; a feeling of instability during walking, and; bruising, which may develop some time after sustaining the injury.

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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: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury


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