An anterior cruciate ligament injury is extreme stretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. A tear may be partial or complete.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is probably the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, the injury is a tear in a knee ligament, which joins the upper leg bone lower leg with the bone. The ACL is one of the main ligaments of the knee, connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the tibia. The ACL extended superiorly tibia, lateral, and posterior to the inclusion on the posterior surface of the median of the side femoral condyle. Women are seven times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than their men. The reasons are complex. In women angle Q (quadriceps) is higher and it tends to pull the kneecap (patella) on the side. Women are more flexible knee.CausesYour ACL can be injured if your knee joint is bent backward, twisted, or bent side to side. The chance of injury is higher if more than one of these movements occurs at the same time. Contact (being hit by another person or object) also can cause an ACL injury.An ACL injury often occurs during sports. Continue reading