A 35-year-old woman presents to your ED with pain to her right leg. The patient states that she was swimming in the ocean approximately one hour ago and felt a sharp pain around her knee. She thought her pain was due to the paddle ball game she was playing earlier in the day. What do you think?
1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What is the most effective treatment?
3. Name one complication of this patient’s presentation?
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