How will my child’s doctor diagnose an ACL injury?
ACL injuries are diagnosed by a physical examination to assess the stability of the knee. X-rays are important to distinguish between a torn ACL or a fracture, as they can have similar symptoms. Magnetic resource imaging (MRI) is also helpful because it is able to check for damage to other ligaments and cartilage in the knee.
Learn more about knee x-rays and other common orthopedic tests.