ACL Injuries - Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of an ACL injury?

twist or strain has occurred which causes the following signs:

  • "Pop" - Many patients, but not all, will hear or feel a "pop" when the ACL tears.
  • Immediate onset of swelling - This is an indication that there is bleeding from the injured ligament.
  • Pain - Most patients experience quite a bit of pain with an ACL injury.
  • Instability - Patients often describe a buckling or unstable sensation in the knee. see "What is an ACL injury?"

About Doctor Barrow...

Dr Michael Stuart Barrow is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee surgery. He practices from Sunninghill Hospital and the Waterfall Sports Centre.
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Contact Details

Dr. Michael Barrow

Tel: 011 806 1772/0 and 011 806 1657
Fax: 011 806 1796
Cell: 082 925 4940

After Hours:
Sunninghill Casualty: 011 806 1652

Sunninghill Hospital
Suite 5, East Wing
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