The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). Tear in this ligament leads to an ACL injury in sports activities like jumping and landing in basketball, soccer, skiing, etc. Symptoms include pain, swelling, instability, and inability to move the leg. Adequate rest and painkillers can resolve minor injury and pain. Surgery may be needed in case of a major injury.
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Query: Hello doctor, I tore my ACL (anterior crucial ligament) and PCL (posterior crucial ligament), which are grade 2 injuries. The initial injury happened a month ago. The doctor said surgery would not be needed. I spent seven to ten days on crutches and began light resistance training, cycling, and walk... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your knee might have got a jerk while you are chasing the dog, as your weight is a little high as per your height. Due to previous ACL issues and weakness around the joint, there might be swelling in that area. I would suggest applying an ice pack thrice a day for 1... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old medical student and I enjoy playing rugby at a high level. I have already ruptured my ACL twice on my left leg (twice reconstruction surgery) and I am now very sure I have ruptured my right ACL as well. Would it be possible for me to carry on playing rugby in the near... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. It will not be comfortable for you to play with an ACL brace if you have grade 3 ACL tear as twisting and turning will not be quick and comfortable to the level game demands. If you have kind of grade 2 then you can strengthen and then have ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting throbbing in my knee every time I am resting. There is no pain just uncomfortable throbbing. Recently, came back from grade 2 MCL injury and ACL sprain. I am a female. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. The throbbing pain is caused due to the activity you do like walking and standing, etc. The muscle gets activated normally during functional activities but in your case, since recovery has not happened completely you have post activity stiff... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, How accurate in your opinion is the Lelli ACL (Lever test)? I am almost three months post-op of having my ACL reconstructed along with a few lesions addressed during the surgery. I am concerned I have ruptured my ACL again after feeling a short sharp pain when turning in the sand... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through the concern. The Lelli test is accurate in diagnosing acute on chronic ACL tears, more sensitive than many other traditional tests performed in an acute condition, especially partial and acute tears. Do not be afraid. Keep calm. Take precautions... Read Full »