The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a primary knee stabilizer that serves to prevent excessive anterior translation and internal rotation of the tibia on the femur.
The ACL and po...
Cutting, sudden change in direction
Landing from a jump with the knee in extension
Contact with player, object
May recall sudden pop or...
Acute injury: protection, relative rest, ice, compression, elevation, medications, modalities (PRICEMM) therapy
Crutches may be useful until patient is able to ambulate withou...
ROM exercises to regain full flexion and extension
Advance activity as tolerated
Dufka FL, Lansdown DA, Zhang AL, et al. Accuracy of MRI evaluation of meniscus tears in the setting of ACL injuries. Knee. 2016;23(3):460–464. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
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M23.619 Oth spon disrupt of anterior cruciate ligament of unsp knee
S83.511A Sprain of anterior cruciate ligament of right kne...
Lachman test is the most sensitive and specific physical examination maneuver for diagnosing acute ACL injury.
Bone contusion of the anterior femoral condyle and/or posterior tibial pla...
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