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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A publication highlighting the factors affecting injury of the ACL and ACL rehabilitation.

This is a clinical text written by experts for experts, and has over 500 pages of well-indexed detail and is richly illustrated in colour. It is not a beginner's book.

A discussion based upon an interesting thread in the KNEEguru Forum (bulletin board).

A book review.

This e-book is from two knee experts, offering detailed and practical protocols for rehabilitation after injury to the ACL and after ligament reconstruction surgery.

This e-book is from from two knee experts, written in a style for everyone to be able to understand the key issues and well illustrated in full colour.

Who's Who in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery?

This section lists knee surgeons who the KNEEguru website has identified as having expertise or a special interest in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee.

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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.