ACL Tear

What exactly is the ACL?
The anterior cruciate ligament is a ligament in the knee that provides very important stability for cutting and pivoting activities. It runs diagonally in front of the posterior cruciate ligament and forms somewhat of a cross hence the name “cruciate”. This strong piece of collagen connects from the femur to the tibia in the central part of the knee and is composed of two bundles. The anteromedial bundle is tight in flexion while the posterolateral bundle tightens in extension. The average length is about 38 mm with an average width of 10 mm. To read more on the the ACL please click on the following link: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

2020-11-20T09:46:18-07:00 November 20th, 2020|Articles|