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What are the symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Symptoms of anterior cruciate 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 when walking, and; • Bruising, which may develop some time after sustaining a ligament 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: Injury of knee ligaments


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