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Offline buel

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Can I 'Feel' my ACL when on all fours?
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:01:14 PM »
Hi everybody,
I've recently been diagnosed by my doctor as having damaged my ACL.
I have yet to have my appointment with a specialist but am waiting.

Whilst crawling on my hands and knees across my bedroom i noticed that i could feel a pain at the rear of my knee, i felt around with my right hand thumb and could feel what feels just like a thick ligament that started quite 'deep' in the rear of my knee (on the left hand side, viewing from behind, as in the red 'X' that i have marked in the photo in the link below)  that seemed to run downwards into my calf muscle.
This 'ligament', if that's what it is, is painful.
Please can anyone advise what it is? This is the only thing that is causing me pain in my knee.
Thank you in advance.

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Re: Can I 'Feel' my ACL when on all fours?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 02:52:45 AM »
No, you wouldn't be able to feel your ACL with your hand in this position - or any other. It's deep inside the joint. What you're feeling is most likely one of the tendons at the back of the knee, based on your description and diagram.
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
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Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA