When to see a Doctor for an ACL Tear

When to see a Doctor for an ACL Tear (anterior cruciate ligament)

When to See a Doctor for an ACL Tear (anterior cruciate ligament)

A deformed or odd appearance of one side of your knee
Trouble standing or walking on the affected knee
Inability to support your weight on the affected knee
Knee pain or swelling that lasts more than 48 hours

Common causes of ACL Ligament Injury:

Suddenly slowing down and changing direction (cutting)
Pivoting with your foot firmly planted
Landing awkwardly from a jump
Stopping suddenly
Receiving a direct blow to the knee or collision, such as a football tackle

Myth & Fact:

Myth: After ACL injury, Running will damage your knees.
Fact: Recreational running will not damage the knees. In fact, running helps to make your bones and muscles stronger. Any joint pain after running could be a biomechanical problem or poor running mechanics.

Myth: ACL tear is a career-ending injury.
Fact: ACL tear is a major injury in an athlete’s career. However, it is in no way career-ending. Arthroscopic surgery with an individualized rehab program will help you recover to your previous level of the sport. Numerous national and international athletes have come back stronger from an ACL injury.

Dr. Lalit Modi is one of the best knee replacement surgeon in Jaipur at JaipurJoints clinic. He has performed 5000+ surgeries for the knee, hip, and shoulder diseases including Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, and complex trauma.

Dr. Lalit Modi

MBBS, MS, DNB, MNAMS, Gold Medalist,
Knee, Hip & Shoulder Specialist 10+ Year Experience
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