The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is an important ligament located in the middle of your knee joint. Its role is to help keep you knee stable, especially when performing ‘cutting’ movements like running from side to side or swift changes in direction.
An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in your knee. An ACL injury may make your knee feel unstable or loose, and your knee feels like it “gives way”.
Further Reading and References
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: principles of treatment. EFORT Open Rev. 2017 Mar
Eighty-three per cent of elite athletes return to preinjury sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review with meta-analysis of return to sport rates, graft rupture rates and performance outcomes. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 21