The ACL is tissue that connects the thighbone to the shinbone, at the knee. Most ACL injuries occur during certain sports such as basketball, soccer, football, skiing, and tennis.
Symptoms include knee swelling, instability, and pain.
Treatment may include surgery and physical therapy.
- anterior cruciate ligament injury
- acl tear
- anterior cruciate ligament tear
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
More common in females
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Diagnosis involves physical examination, general test and imaging.