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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

ACL Tears | PCL Tears | MCL Tears | LCL Tears
Dislocation | Meniscal Tears | Focal Chondral Injury

 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears


 

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. It arises from the tibia (shin bone), travels superiorly, posteriorly and laterally, then inserts into the femur (thigh bone).

A tear causes the joint to lose stability.

 

Signs and Symptoms

 

What causes an ACL tear?

 

Non-surgical Treatment

Initially treated with symptomatic management:

If a patient remains symptomatic, surgical reconstruction of the ligament can be considered. This depends on severity of the injury and activity level of the individual.

 

Surgical Treatment: Knee Arthroscopy (ACL Reconstruction)

 

ACL Tear Arthroscopy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifelong Protection