Initial symptom diagnosis / KNEE

Anterior cruciate ligament tears


One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear. The injury most commonly occurs during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping, and landing. The ligament can also tear due to work injuries or automobile accidents. Immediate swelling and pain of the knee develop at the time of injury, as well as the inability to bear weight on the leg. After the pain subsides, the person may experience knee instability that prevents them from doing sports ever again.

When to see a doctor

  • Knee swelling, pain, and inability to bear weight while walking after an accident
  • Knee instability, especially when changing direction or turning
  • Knee instability prevents you from doing sports
  • Repeated knee swelling and pain after playing sports or exercising
Fri, 18 Jun 2021
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