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
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
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)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (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
Perceived effectiveness
for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization numbness 8 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cold intolerance
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)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
lightheadedness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (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 36
30s 74
40s 53
50s 54
60s 15
70+ 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 104
Female 136

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