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I tore my ACL over 17 years ago and had a reconstruction.
As it turned out I avoided playing sport up until last year, partly out of fear of re- injury. As it turns out my knee held up fine last year and also for the first few rounds of this season (I play field hockey).
2 weeks ago I felt something different about my knee - not intense pain like I remember from the original injury but a dull ache and a similar sick feeling in my stomach. My knee kind of went a bit weak.
Later that evening and in fact for a number of days afterward everything would be ok but if I were in a certain position I felt a short sharp intense pain which went away as fast as it came on. Even now nearly 2 weeks later it still has a dull ache and doesnt feel stable in some positions.
When the incident happened I felt no intense pain (I would rate it at less than 5% of when I tore the acl 17 years ago).
What do people think?
Also if it were a minor tear does the ACL fibres repair themselves with time if the ACL has been grafted? (My patella was used).
Thanks so much - just wanting to get an idea of whether others would get an MRI etc.
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