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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 …
What causes anterior cruciate ligament injuries?
An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be caused by a range of activities, such as soccer, football or basketball. A sudden deceleration, twisting of the knee in the opposite direction, or a direct blow to the side of the knee can …
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 …
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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