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Acute ACL Injury Case Study

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The acute ACL injury is associated with other findings including large hemarthrosis & bruises of the bone that are absent with chronic tear of ACL, however there may be anterior tibial subluxation and PCL buckling because of residual laxity of the joint. A deepened sulcus of the condylo-patellar junction on the lateral condyle of the femur, called ‘‘notch sign’’ is considered a sign of chronic insufficiency of ACL, however it may also be noted in acute traumatic injury of ACL. ( 49

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