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Torn ACL again??

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  • Posted By: pavkaman
  • April 7, 2010
  • 05:44 PM

Hello,

I recently twisted my left knee while traveling in the bus. That's the last place I thought I'd get an injury but it happened. It was just a little twist, though, no serious strain on the knee, but I still fell mild pain and stiffness.
I could go on with my rowing class later that day, but the next day I had troubles extending the knee fully and my walking was impeded. The joint just feels kind of locked a bit, with no serious pain nor any swelling. It is the same knee that I had my ACL torn 2 years ago and I am afraid I may have damaged the "new" ligament now.

What do you think?

Thanks a bunch

Ivan

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  • Hi Ivan, I am a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. Is it possible that you have injured your ACL again? Sure, it is possible. But, it's also possible you injured the meniscus. ACLs have a tendency to swell immediately where cartilage/meniscus tears generally take 12-24 hours to swell. Either way, I would start using ice to help reduce the swelling and start doing some quad sets (I'm guessing you did these as part of your previous ACL rehab) to help get the knee straight. If pain and limited motion continues, go to see the orthopedic doctor. For more information about meniscus or acl tears, visit www.joint-pain-solutions.com/knee-joint-pain.html Good luck.
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