Torn ACL Topic Guide
Torn ACL: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Symptoms and signs include a popping sound, knee pain and swelling, and trouble walking. Treatment typically involves surgery and physical therapy. Recovery after surgery for a torn ACL may take six to nine months.
Knee Pain Knee pain has a wide variety of causes and treatments. Home care for knee pain involves protecting the knee from further trauma, in addition to resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the knee. In order to diagnose knee pain, the physician may need to perform a physical exam, get an X-ray, CT scan, MRI, remove fluid, and/or perform blood tests or arthroscopy. Treatment of knee pain depends upon the cause of the knee pain.