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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be damaged when the knee is forcefully straightened. The ACL connects the thigh bone (femur) at the back of the knee joint to the front of the shin bone (tibia). It passes through the knee joint in a diagonal direction. The posterior cruciate ligament passes through the knee joint in the opposite direction, forming an x-shaped cross.