Anterior Cruciate Ligament Analysis

Defining the Anatomy of the Knee
The knee is a hinge joint, made up by the junction of the femur and the tibia and the fibula. The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the human body and it is commonly injured during sporting activities (Meyer, 2005). The knee is made up of four distant ligaments that are prone to injury: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL). The anterior cruciate ligament tear is one of the most common sport injuries. Among knee injuries, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly disrupted ligaments in the knee (Boden, 2000). This injury happens from changing directions quickly from slowing down while running or landing a jump improperly. An anterior cruciate ligament injury worries athletes because this can be a season/career ending injury
The anterior cruciate ligament is a ligament located in the human knee. It is one of the four ligaments in the knee that runs diagonally in the middle of the knee. The
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Anterior cruciate injury tends to happen when an excessive malleable force is used during an activity. An anterior cruciate injury could be described as a slight or complete rupture of the ligament. This happens through two different types of injuries, contact and non- contact (Yu, 2007). During contact sports such as football, rugby, and etc. anterior cruciate injuries are almost impossible to prevent because these sports puts athletes in an abnormal position. Non-contact sports can also place an athlete’s knee in awkward positions, which can cause anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Approximately seventy percent of ACL injuries occur as a result of a non-contact episode (McLean, 2004). In soccer one of the most common knee injuries is an ACL tear, which occurs through non-contact mechanisms almost always (Yu,

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