The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the two cruciate ligaments inside the knee.

anterior cruciate ligament

The anterior cruciate ligament tethers the femur to the tibia, attaching to the femur within the notch.

tension of anterior cruciate in extension

 

The ligament is comprised of two bundles - the anteromedial and the posterolateral bundle, and they separately take the loads in flexion and extension.

 

Complex anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

The ACL prevents the tibia from excessive forward motion relative to the femur, and also prevents too much inwards twisting. The wide footprint and the complexity of the two bundles have given surgeons a lot of headaches in their attempts over the years to reproduce the anatomy during a reconstruction procedure.

Synonyms: 
ACL
-

The bones of the knee

Brief introduction to the bony anatomy of the knee, with clear illustrations.

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 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.

Pages

-

CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament. Duthon VB, Barea C, Abrassart S, Fasel JH, Fritschy D and Ménétrey J. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2006 Mar;14(3):204-13. Epub 2005 Oct 19.

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.


See also -


eBook - ACL Repair in Children

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