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Some ACL's do not look frankly riptured, but appear discontinuous, kinked or otherwise abnormal. On these instances a partial tear is possible, but there is overlap between normal and high grade injuries. To resolve these, all imaging planes should be assessed first. If there is still doubt, signs of anterior tibial translation should be sought. If these are positive, a high grade tear is more likely. Even if negative, the presence of clinical instability points to a high grade (complete rather than partial) tear. ACL reconstruction is unlikely to be performed in the absence of clinical instability.
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