About half of all ACL repair injuries occur along with damage to other structures in the knee, such as articular cartilage, meniscus, or other ligaments.
Injured ligaments are considered “sprains” and are graded on a severity scale.
ACL Repair Causes & Symptoms
ACL Repair Causes
The anterior cruciate ligament can be injured in several ways:
Changing direction rapidly
Slowing down while running
Landing from a jump incorrectly
Direct contact or collision, such as a football tackle
ACL Repair Symptoms
When you injure your anterior cruciate ligament, you might hear a “popping” noise and you may feel your knee give out from under you. Other ACL Repair symptoms include:
Pain with swelling. Within 24 hours, your knee will swell. If ignored, the swelling and pain may resolve on its own. However, if you attempt to return to sports, your knee will probably be unstable and you risk causing further damage to the cushioning cartilage (meniscus) of your knee.
Loss of full range of motion
Tenderness along the joint line
Discomfort while walking
ACL Repair Treatment Options
Great Lakes Physical Therapy
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