Cruciate ligament

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  • Causes Of ACL Injuries

    Grade one sprains happen when the ligament is slightly damaged. The ligament has been slightly stretched and there will be pain, but is still able to help keep the knee stable. Grade two spains stretches the ligament to the point it becomes loose and this is often referred to a s a partial tear. Grade three sprain is the type that most people typically hear about. This sprain is a complete tear of the ligament, it has been split into two pieces and the knee is unstable at…

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  • The Role Of Rehabilitation In The Enterior Cruciate Trauma

    Imagine what it would be like to be told you would never be able to partake in the sport you loved again. If athletes with torn anterior cruciate ligaments do not follow a strict rehabilitation plan, that could be the case for them. In most scenarios, a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament is highly repairable; however, if the steps in the rehabilitation process are not followed closely and carefully, it could easily lead to further injury and a longer recovery process. An athlete never…

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  • Rectus Femoris

    full extension of the knee. Due to this, it is the hardest muscle out of the four to extend even further after the knee is fully extended, it cannot be further stretched by hip extension. Posterior Compartment: Posterior Cruciate Ligament: One of the four major ligaments of the knee. The PCL prevents the Femur from moving too far forward over the tibia. The knee is nearly 2 times stronger than the ACL and is the knees main…

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  • Engineering Design Process Analysis

    249-261 Engineering Design Process in Context: “Ligaments play an important role in stabilizing and balancing knee joint movement. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries remain a challenge in clinical and experimental settings due to the poor healing potential of ACL injuries.” This introductory sentence, found in the Abstract, sums up the first step…

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  • Knee Injury Research Paper

    individuals. It could be caused by sprains, strains, or other injuries to the ligaments and tendons that connect and support the kneecap. In particular, the most common major injury to the knee is the ACL or the MCL. Also, they are mentioned further in this essay. So in your knee, you have bones, articular cartilage, meniscus, lateral meniscus, medial meniscus, two types of ligaments, collateral ligaments, cruciate ligaments, quadricep muscle, tendons, and hamstrings. There are three bones…

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  • The Anatomy And Injury Of The ACL

    The Anatomy and Injury of the ACL This research paper will be over the Anatomy of the ACL, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and why it is injured so often by everyday people and athletes alike. The part covering the anatomy will go over the following: the location, what it is made of, structure, and its purpose. The part covering the injury will go over the following: different types of injuries and what happens during these injuries, why it is injured so much, diagnosis, the process of the…

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  • Orthopedic Surgery: Case Study

    Surgery at Yale Medicine. 0:00:48.9 I’m Dr. Karen Sutton, an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Yale Medicine. Interviewer: Describe what ACL is and why it’s so important. 0.01:06.9 Karen: The anterior cruciate ligament, or the ACL, is a ligament that connects the bottom of the thigh bone, or the femur, with the upper part of the shin bone, or the tibia. The ACL helps to stabilize our knee in pivoting and shifting movements. Without the ACL, we would be stumbling all…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Central Catholic Memories

    The four years I’ve spent at Central Catholic I've had many of my memories that happened to me. My friendships have definitely strengthened over the years with people I know including my coaches and teachers. All the activities that I was involved with in central catholic such as sports, dances, activities. I don’t have a whole lot of least favorite memories in my last four years at central catholic. My favorite sports memories was my freshman year of football we went through initiation, part…

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  • Essay On ACL Injury

    technology. The ACL is the center of much responsibility when it comes to the knee. The ACL runs across the knee joint, and keeps the shin from sliding forward, and provides stability when performing rotational movements. It is one of the many ligaments that holds the knee joint in place, and keeps the knee from buckling. “About two-thirds of injuries happen during movements like twisting, pivoting, or moving sideways, while the rest are caused by direct contact with an object or another…

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  • Anterior Cruciate Trauma

    Have you ever torn your ACL? If so, then you know that the recovery process can be long and challenging. The ACL, also known as the anterior cruciate ligament, crosses the PCL, posterior cruciate ligament, to form an “X”. It connects the tibia and femur, kind of like a long band, and it also hides behind the patella. The ACL keeps the tibia from moving too far forward and also controls the knee when rotating. Anyone can be at risk of an ACL injury, there are many different signs of the injury,…

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