ACL is an abbreviation for 'anterior cruciate ligament'.

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the two large ligaments right inside the knee joint, which are both important for knee stability.

Synonyms: 
anterior cruciate ligament
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The fundamental reason for surgical treatment of ACL rupture is to stop symptomatic instability which can produce recurrent injury - especially meniscal tears....

An 'interpretation' of a paper from 2007, which is a literature review trying to determine whether cruciate ligament injury predisposes one to osteoarthritis of the knee.

Short commentary about how long to wait before reconstructing a torn cruciate ligament.

An 'interpretation'of an article from 2000 describing the possible causes of loss of full extension in the knee after cruciate ligament reconstruction, how it is managed, and highlighting the importance of rehabilitation in preventing loss of full range of movement in the first place.

An 'interpretation' of a paper published in 2000 which discusses the critical importance of competent rehabilitation in preventing arthrofibrotic scarring inside the knee after cruciate ligament reconstruction.

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Children represent a special problem when it comes to tears of the cruciate ligaments. Feel free to download this fully-illustrated eBook on ACL Repair in Children written by knee surgeon, Professor Adrian Wilson.

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