ACL tear

What is an ACL? ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. It is a strong piece of tissue called collagen that runs from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). Other important ligaments of the knee include the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), the MCL (medial collateral ligament) and the LCL (lateral collateral ligament). The ACL prevents the tibia from translating forward during cutting twisting activities. Most people will still be able to run and walk without an ACL but will usually have trouble trying to participate in sporting activities that require a sudden change in direction such as during basketball, football and soccer. To read more on ACL tears please click on the following link: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

2020-08-29T09:14:06-06:00 August 29th, 2020|Articles|