ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury

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What is ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury?

The anterior cruciate ligament is a structure that helps maintain stability of the knee joint. It is one of the most common injuries to the knee. Less severe injuries may respond to RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and splinting. More severe injuries may require casting or surgical repair.

Common symptoms reported by people with ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
6
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)

Data from patients with ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cold intolerance
Total evaluations
3
Perceived effectiveness
for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization numbness 8 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood tremor(s)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
lightheadedness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stress (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 37
30s 75
40s 50
50s 53
60s 14
70+ 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 103
Female 134

These charts show data from ACL injury patients who have completed their condition history
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