The patient’s symptoms Anterior cruciate ligament tear

The athletes with the symptom of knee pain and swelling after falling and twisting of the knee should seeking care from orthopedist and should not return to sports because it will further injured other structure such as meniscus and cartilage.


The pathology that associated with ACL injury are meniscus and cartilage injuries. The patients may have the pain when move the knee and the displaced meniscus may cause limited extension of your knee.


The torn ACL if left untreated , it will increased the risk of meniscus and cartilage injury. In the long term study of ACL injury they found that it increased the risk of osteoarthritis ( radiographic change). The most important risk factor of osteoarthritis is meniscus injury