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Torn ACL (cont.)

Torn ACL Symptoms and Signs

The patient usually can notice a loud popping sound as the ligament tears. Bystanders sometimes say that they can hear it as well. Pain is almost immediate. Knee swelling occurs within an hour or two as blood fills the knee joint. Walking is difficult, and the knee feels unstable.

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