ACL Knee Injury Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Dr. Jordan Leith, MD, MHSc, FRCSC, Surgeon, discusses ACL Knee Injury Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

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Dr. Jordan Leith, MD, MHSc, FRCSC, Surgeon, discusses ACL Knee Injury Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options
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Featuring Dr. Jordan Leith, MD, MHSc, FRCS, Orthopedic Surgeon Video Title: ACL Knee Injury Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Jordan Leith, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Do You Understand ACL Injury

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The anterior cruciate ligament is located in the middle of the knee joint.

Explanation:

An ACL injury is an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee, which is located in the middle of the knee joint. The ACL is one of the biggest stability structures of the knee.

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An ACL tear usually isn't painful.

Explanation:

On the field, ACL injuries tend to happen when there is quick deceleration, such as with quick stopping motions, changes in direction or pivots around other players. An ACL tear is often quite painful, and you may hear a pop or a snap.

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You can suffer a mild ligament stretch that irritates some of the muscle fibers.

Explanation:

You can suffer a mild ligament stretch that irritates some of the muscle fibers, a partial tear or a complete tear, which means there is complete disconnection of the ligament fibers.

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Surgery is not a common option for ACL injuries from sports.

Explanation:

Surgery is a common option for ACL injuries from sports, especially if it’s a partial to full tear, and/or you’re at increased risk of further damaging it.

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You should start physiotherapy while you're recovering from an ACL injury.

Explanation:

After an ACL injury people are often prescribed a brace for the knee joint. For milder injuries, a knee brace may be used during the process of healing and while you’re continuing to rebuild strength. You should also start physiotherapy to get your range of motion back in the knee and get rid of any swelling.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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