Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one the major ligaments in our knee and often more susceptible to be affected during a knee injury. Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL tears or sprain are common in strenuous sports like football, basketball, volleyball and so on.
The anterior cruciate ligament is found within our knee joint, running diagonally across the middle of our knee. This ligament offers rotational as well as antero posterion stability to our knee. An injury to the ligament might lead to sudden and intense pain, swelling and inability to bear weight or loss of balance.
Symptoms of ACL Injury
ACL injuries are more likely to occur in sports. Here are some of the symptoms which normally accompany an ACL injury.
ACL helps in stabilising the knee joint and connects the shinbone or tibia with the thighbone (femur). Most of the injuries related to ACL are known to occur due to an increased stress on knee during fitness or sports activities. This can be during the following:
ACL Conservative treatments:
ACL Surgical Procedures:
Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction
An ACL reconstruction surgery is usually performed after 10 to 15 days following the injury. The surgery involves replacement of the damaged ligament with a graft. The surgery followed by rehabilitation therapy helps in restoring the full functionality of the ligaments.
Post Surgery Rehabilitation: