Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

What is an Anterior Cruicuate Ligament (ACL) Tear?

Your ACL is a ligament in the middle of your knee that provides stability and prevents buckling of the knee.  There are three grades of tears with a grade three or complete tear often requiring surgical intervention.  If you have a full tear an Orthopaedic surgeon will usually repair it using a graft from either the patella tendon, hamstring tendon or a synthetic ligament (LARS).  Rehabilitation is vital to restore tangle of motion, strength and coodination. Poorly rehabilitated ACL reconstructions have a higher re-rupture rate. 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

How Does an ACL Tear Happen?

The mechanism of an ACL tear usually occurs while playing sport with a pivoting action on a grounded foot.  Often a popping or cracking sound occurs at the time of injury.   ACL injuries commonly occur alongside other injuries due to the location of the ligament and mechanism of injury, particularly a MCL tear and/or medial meniscal tears.

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