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ACL Injuries and Treatments

By Dr. Ryan M. Arnold, M.D., 11/08/17, 8:45PM CST

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Some of the most common injuries we see in Sports Medicine are sprains or tears to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL.

Some of the most common injuries we see in Sports Medicine are sprains or tears to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four ligaments found in the knee and is crucial in many pivoting and jumping sports. The ACL prevents the shin from slipping toward the thigh bone, and provides rotational stability to the knee. An ACL injury means the major support system in the knee is no longer functioning. For more on ACL injuries and how to treat visit our website.