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ACL tear? positive draw test but negative lachman
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:30:53 AM »
Hi all

Went to specialist with a baker's cyst problem - seven years ago had partial meniscectomy on the left knee and I suspected arthritis after exercise was the cause.

To my surprise and general dismay, doc told me that my ACL had gone. I didn't feel any pop, or indeed instability. And I'm confused. 

The basis of his diagnosis was a positive draw test. But on the report, he mentions negative lachman test. Which is supposed to be more accurate (?!)

Is there any way this might not actually be an ACL rupture? The make-up of my legs are quite different (left, newly injured leg more muscular than right leg, which has a long history of problems). Might this be a reason for difference in laxity between right and left legs? 

Going for MRI scan next week, but in meantime any thoughts?

Thanks!
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