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  1. What Causes an ACL Knee Injury? An ACL knee injury can occur either when there is direct contact with the knee or from an awkward movement, usually when the foot is fixed to the ground e.g. when wearing studs/cleats. Non-Contact ACL Injuries. Non-contact injuries account for 80% of all anterior cruciate ligament injuries and are caused by:

  2. Feb 19, 2021 · The ACL is located behind the kneecap (patella). It stabilizes the knee when it rotates. The ACL and PCL connect your thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). An ACL injury is the overstretching or tearing of the ACL ligament. A torn ACL is a common knee injury. On average, women are 2 to 8 times more at risk of ACL injuries than men.

  3. The ACL prevents your shinbone sliding in front of your thighbone and ACL injury is a very common knee injury. There are three types of ACL injury: ACL sprain — the ligament has been stretched and has a few damaged fibres but can still help stabilise the knee joint; this is also called a grade 1 sprain

  4. Whether an ACL injury requires surgery varies from patient to patient and depends on the patient's activity level, degree of injury and instability symptoms. This article is intended to assist patients in making the best-informed decision possible regarding the management of ACL injury.

  5. Feb 09, 2022 · What is ACL Injury? The ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and it’s a tear in a knee muscle that causes the ligament to completely change the way it turns and its general direction. ACL tears happen a lot in professional sports; in the knee joint which connects the shin bone to the thigh bone.

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