An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury to the knee, seen most often in athletes. Non-contact tears and ruptures are the most common causes of ACL injury.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a vital ligament for proper movement. ACL injury more commonly causes knee instability than injury to other knee ligaments. American football, Australian rules football, basketball, high jump, rugby, martial arts and soccer. Research has shown that women involved in sports are more likely to have ACL injuries than men. ACL tears can also happen in older individuals through slips and falls and are seen mostly in people over... Read More