Originally Posted by Lisamarie
While there is stiffness, I can more or less hobble on it. We shall see. It was harder for the med students to find the ACL damage today. I started to get excited. then the doc came in, and said that very fit people can sometimes mask ann ACL tear by intuitively tightening their hamstring when someone touches it. Rats!
Not to burst your bubble, but I hobbled on my tear for DAYS before I even went to get it checked out. I just assumed that it couldn't be bad, because I wasn't in agony and I could walk on it. (After all, you see those football and basketball players on TV and they are writhing on the ground!!!) Maybe us girls are just tougher!
The Anterior Drawer sign and the Lachman test can sometimes be harder to elicit after a few days because the joint is all stiff and filled with fluid - and yeah fit people can be tighter - sorry
Good luck with the MRI - and wear your earplugs - the damn scanner can be really LOUD: