ACL Injuries & Treatments

Introduction

The most commonly injured ligament in the knee is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This ligament is most responsible for stabilizing the knee. People of all ages, physical ability, and conditions are susceptible to tearing this ligament; although ACL injuries are more commonly seen in athletes.

An ACL injury typically happens as the result of an individual or athlete stopping suddenly and changing direction. Nearly two-thirds of ACL injuries are "non-contact" injuries and often occur in conjunction with other injuries to the knee, such as damage to the meniscus.

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