Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

Alternative Names

Cruciate ligament injury – anterior; ACL injury; Knee injury – anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Definition of Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

An anterior cruciate ligament injury is the over-stretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. A tear may be partial or complete.

Symptoms

Early symptoms:

Review

Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/26/2009

Arthroscopy
ACL degrees
ACL injury
Normal knee anatomy
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
Anterior cruciate ligament repair - series

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