Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major ligaments of the knee. It connects the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia) and prevents the tibia from moving forward when a person turns and pivots. Although a torn ACL used to be an injury that occurred only in athletes, it is becoming more common in any age-group and at various activity levels as more and more people become physically active. Other tissues in the knee, including the meniscus (a fibrocartilaginous shock absorber) may be injured at the ...

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