Torn ACL


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Comment from: jroxy729, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 24

I injured my right knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) during my Aikido martial art training. After my training partner allowed his full body weight to rest on the posterior knee, I heard a pop, then I dropped to my knee. When I stood up, my knee collapsed. Each time I attempted to continue with my training, my knee would collapse toward my other knee with minor pain. I would only have pain when my knee collapsed. I was able to walk on it, with intermittent discomfort to posterior knee. I was unable to stand over 15 minutes.

Comment from: Worried Mom , 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 10

My 17 year old son a wrestler with 1 surgery on his meniscus (other knee) heard a pop during a match in January. Trainers and physiotherapists worked with him when he wrestled in state tournament in February and in March his knee buckled twice on the mat. He had no swelling during this time and did not complain of too much pain. I fought with the insurance company for a month to get an MRI. MRI showed he had completely torn his ACL. Surgery has been completed, and I am hoping for good outcomes so he can wrestle in college.

Comment from: jwilbanks78, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 15

During daily exercise, my knee would occasionally buckle on me, usually as I was running. Also, I would sometimes have pain just below my kneecap. These were never ongoing occurrences. This went on for 2 to 3 months, so I decided to have it checked out. An MRI revealed that I had a high grade ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear.

Comment from: JK, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 06

I was skiing over the weekend (4 days ago). On the last run, as I was getting off of the ski lift. I slipped and fell down and heard a "pop" noise. I thought I broke my knee, but it was my left knee ACL tear. I am waiting for the swelling to go down to get to the operating table.


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