The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments in the middle of the knee. Changing direction rapidly, slowing down when running and landing from a jump may cause tears in the ACL. Athletes who participate in skiing and basketball, and athletes who wear cleats, such as football players, are susceptible to ACL injuries.
Getting a Leg up on ACL Tears by Abraham Shurland, MD.
ACL Injuries – Implications for the Female Athlete by Abraham Shurland, MD.
The five physical therapy goals after ACL Reconstruction by James Knowles, DPT.
More on ACL Injury from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).