The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is part of a ligament set that supports and stabilizes the knee joint. When the ACL is torn, it will not heal properly without surgical intervention. Some choose to move forward without the use of an ACL while others choose a procedure for ligament replacement. When an ACL is
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If you participate in physically active sports, you may already know that knee injuries are common. In particular, an anterior cruciate ligament tear is especially common and often requires ACL surgery to reconstruct that portion of the knee. In most cases, the tear won’t heal naturally, so a surgeon will have to use soft tissue
An ACL tear (anterior cruciate ligament injury) can cause an athlete’s knee to either give out or feel unstable when they make certain movements, such as pivoting on a leg. Unfortunately, this kind of injury is all too common in sports like basketball, soccer, softball, football, and skiing, among others. Given the potential impact of
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