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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

Alternate Names : Cruciate ligament injury - anterior, ACL injury, Knee injury - anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)


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Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy allows for the visualization of the interior of a joint through the use of optic instruments. Surgery can now be performed on larger joints using direct visualization and miniaturized techniques. After this procedure, the person can often go home the same day.

ACL degrees
ACL degrees

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may be described as a partial tear, complete tear or an avulsion (tearing away) from the bone attachments that form the knee.

ACL injury
ACL injury

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries may occur from coming to a quick stop with a directional change while running, pivoting, landing, or overextending the joint in either direction.

Normal knee anatomy
Normal knee anatomy

The ligaments which attach the upper leg bone (femur) to the large lower leg bone (tibia) create a hinge joint called the knee. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are 2 short, strong ligaments which criss-cross each other in the middle of the joint.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is very common and usually the result of a twisting of the leg while applying full downward pressure.

Anterior cruciate ligament repair - series
Anterior cruciate ligament repair - series

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