ACL is an abbreviation for 'anterior cruciate ligament'.

anterior cruciate ligament

View of ACL from the front of the bended knee.

ACL - knee cut in half

View of the ACL from the side, with the knee cut in half.

 

The anterior cruciate ligament

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the two large ligaments right inside the knee joint, which are both important for knee stability.

Synonyms: 
anterior cruciate ligament
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Cruciate Ligaments

An overview of the many issues facing a patient with a cruciate ligament tear.

Cruciate ligament tears

What makes you think you might have torn your cruciate?

The cruciate ligaments

Illustrated overview of the position and function of the cruciate ligaments.

An abstract of a study by Dr Raju Vaishya on how some simple tests may identify some athletes at risk of an ACL tear.

There is a lot of interest at present in the high and growing incidence of ACL injuries in females, and this paper explores some of the work to identify the reason for this.

The Sherman System classifies the site of the ACL ligament tear for documentation purposes.

ACL Repair in Children

With an increasing number of children injuring their cruciate ligaments via sport, this book is very relevant to the parent.

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

What is this strange hard bump on knee after recon?

ACL removal.

ACL torn or not??


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

A Systematic Summary of Systematic Reviews on the Topic of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Anderson MJ, Browning WM, III, Urband CE, Kluczynski MA and Bisson LJ. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Mar; 4(3): 2325967116634074.

What I have learned about the ACL: utilizing a progressive rehabilitation scheme to achieve total knee symmetry after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Shelbourne KD and Klotz C. J Orthop Sci. 2006 May; 11(3): 318–325.


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eBook - ACL Repair in Children

An easy-to-read book about a challenging subject.