ACL Injury

WHO? High velocity sports players Footballers Soccer players Basketballers WHAT? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important stabilising structure within the knee joint. Along with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) it prevents movement of the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the lower leg bone) in relation to one another. WHEN? ACL injury most commonly occurs with sudden changes of direction (rotation of the knee with a planted foot), incorrect landing from a height or direct contact. HOW? When the ACL is stressed in an inappropriate way a tear may occur. ACL Injury is often accompanied by injury of surrounding knee structures, [...]