ACL – Description
The ACL is well recognised as a key structure in providing stability in the knee. The most common cause of ACL rupture is a traumatic force being applied to the knee in a twisting moment. This can occur with either a direct or an indirect force.
In my practice, about half of the cases of ACL rupture occur without contact, e.g. whilst side stepping, pivoting, or landing from a jump, the other half can result from direct contact e.g. football, rugby, and skiing. Diagnosis can be confirmed with an MRI scan.
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