The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) provides stability to the knee joint by preventing the tibia from sliding on the femur and provides rotational stability in twisting movements. ACL injury often occurs during sports when the foot is planted and a sudden force hits the knee whilst the leg is straight or slightly bent. This can happen with sudden changes of direction, slowing down when running or landing from a jump. It is common in football, skiing and rugby.
MRI with trauma if considering surgery
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries (ACL)Knee Pain
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