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Partial ACL tear left knee: All you need to know

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Partial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is the partial injury of the knee.


Each year, over 100,000 cases of anterior cruciate ligament injuries are registered in the US.


- Is common in athletes (football, gymnastics, volleyball, tennis, etc.)
- Affects females more than males
- Conditions worsen if not treated


Also called: Cruciate ligament injury and knee injury


Causes include a sudden change in direction, stopping suddenly, slowing down while running, landing a jump incorrectly, sudden fall, direct contact, or collision.


Symptoms:


The common symptoms include-


A Pop sound in the knee at the time of injury
Pain
Swelling
Tenderness in the joint line
Knee instability
Loss of motion
Discomfort while walking
Disability in bearing weight



Treatment


Self-Care: Taking rest, using ice on the knee, and raising the knee to the level of heart while lying


Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers may help. Treatment depends on the severity of an injury. It includes first aid, knee bracing, physical therapy,and surgery.


Specialists: Contact a doctor immediately if pain and swelling last long. At Mfine, get online consultation from skilled doctors for your health issues. Visit Mfine now and explore more.

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