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ACL & PCL Ligament Injuries


What are the symptoms of an ACL / PCL Tear?

A Ligament Injury such as an ACL or PCL tear typically occurs when the knee is twisted in a sudden motion while the feet are still planted. ACL and PCL tears can also be the result of a direct shot to the knee. While football players are among the most common athletes to incur this type of sports injury, anyone can suffer a torn ACL or PCL Ligament by even jumping incorrectly.

What are the symptoms of an ACL / PCL Tear?

The most common symptoms of an ACL injury or PCL injury include:

  • Hearing a popping sound at the time of the injury
  • Knee pain
  • Swelling of the knee within hours of the injury
  • Stiffness of the knee
  • Buckling of the knee

What treatments are available for ACL / PCL Sprains and Tears?

Treatment for minor ACL or PCL Sprains usually includes the RICE Method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Physical Therapy and stretching can be helpful to strengthen the ligaments and also prevent future injury.

Not all ACL or PCL Tears require surgery. While at times, surgery may be necessary; treatment for ACL or PCL Tears may also include Physical Therapy, Pain Management, stabilization, and strengthening and motion exercises.

At New York Pain Care, personalized treatment plans for knee injuries or sports injuries are designed for each individual patient by our expert staff.

What do I do next?

The first step in treating a Ligament Injury or knee injury is to make an appointment to see a doctor who specializes in sports medicine for a diagnosis and to learn your treatment options.

Call us at 212-604-1300 or request more information using the form on this page. At New York Pain Care our goal is to get you started on a personalized treatment plan to find relief.

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Page Updated on Mar 1, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of New York Pain Care
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