ANTERIOR
CRUCIATE LIGAMENT
(ACL) INJURY

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ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) INJURY   (VIEW VIDEO)

Anatomy

Collateral Ligaments

Cruciate Ligaments

Description

Grade 1 Sprains.

Grade 2 Sprains.

Grade 3 Sprains.

Causes

  • Changing direction rapidly
  • Stopping suddenly
  • Slowing down while running
  • Landing from a jump incorrectly
  • Direct contact or collision, such as a football tackle

Symptoms

  • Loss of full range of motion
  • Tenderness along the joint line
  • Discomfort while walking

Prevention

  • Landing with the knees bent after jumps and crouching when pivoting and turning.

Programs to prevent ACL injuries are available. These programs typically emphasize injury awareness, avoidance techniques, and stretching, strengthening, and jumping exercises to help reduce ACL injuries.

Doctor Examination

Physical Examination and Patient History

Treatments

Nonsurgical Treatment

Surgical Treatment

Rehabilitation

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