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Where is the anterior cruciate ligament is located in the human body?

Where is the anterior cruciate ligament is located in the human body?

The knee: The anterior cruciate ligament is located directly in the center of the knee and is a major stabilizer of the knee joint. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

Yes (to an extent): Any surgery will cause post-operative pain. There will also be discomfort with the therapy that is required after the procedure. Different patients have different pain thresholds, but usually, the pain post-operatively isn't so bad (from the feedback I've gotten from my patients who have had the surgery). ...Read more

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What injuries does the anterior cruciate ligament prevent?

Knee instability: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) is one of four major ligaments in the knee to help maintain knee stability (the others include the posterior cruciate ligament - pcl, lateral collateral ligament - lcl, and the medial collateral ligament - mcl). The ACL is the most significant of the four and helps prevent the lower leg from sliding forward from the upper leg. ...Read more

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What diffuses the tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with posterior displacement within the intercondylar?

Nothing: There is nothing that would "diffuse" a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (acl). Acl is one of only few ligaments in our body that is entirely intra-articular which means it is not within soft tissues but is sitting inside the joint space with some surrounding joint fluid. This atmosphere makes it impossible for the ACL to heal (which I am assuming what you meant by diffuse). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat mucinous degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament?

Can you tell me how to treat mucinous degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament?

Could be simple: As long as your knee is stable and your acl is intact you don't need to worry. You may just needs some rest and therapy ...Read more

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My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

You need to be seen: You need to be seen to determine whether the knee is unstable. If unstable, you need to have a discussion with your doctor as to whether or not surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Is there any cure to anterior cruciate ligament tear?

Scope: Complete acl tears will not heal on their own. Arthroscopic acl reconstruction ('scope') uses a graft in place of the torn ligament and typically can help active individuals with knee instability return to their prior level of functioning. ...Read more

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What is anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

What is anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

ACL: The acl is the main stabilizing ligament in the knee. When it tears or ruptures, it can not be repaired, but needs to be reconstructed with a graft. There are numerous graft options which can be used to make a "new" acl. ...Read more

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What are some strengthening exercises for an anterior cruciate ligament?

What are some strengthening exercises for an anterior cruciate ligament?

Several!: Bike riding. Resistance exercise to get your biceps femoris 2/3 as strong as your quads. (leg curls!)
these are the two best two prevent recurrence and not to develop degenerative arthritis! there are sporting activities that should be avoided that involve pivoting and contaqct! ...Read more

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I tore my anterior cruciate ligament 4 days ago now. Do I require surgery?

I tore my anterior cruciate ligament 4 days ago now. Do I require surgery?

Discuss w/ Ortho MD: Most torn acls eventually require surgical reconstruction in young active patients who desire to return to any sort of activities that require changing direction or quick starting and stopping. A thorough examination of your knee detailing any other concomitantly injured structures (meniscal tear, cartilage injury, etc.) will also dictate your indication and timing for potential acl surgery. ...Read more

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What should I do after having an operation to repair my anterior cruciate ligament?

What should I do after having an operation to repair my anterior cruciate ligament?

Rehab: Rehabilitation with a physical therapist for an acl protocol specified by your surgeon is very important in your recovery. ...Read more

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How do you treat an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

How do you treat an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Reconstruct if torn: Most anterior cruciate ligament injuries that are complete tears end up being reconstructed by bringing in new tissue to rebuild the torn ligament and to hopefully return full function to the knee and injured patient. ...Read more

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My son has anterior cruciate ligament injury. Is that something serious?

My son has anterior cruciate ligament injury. Is that something serious?

Would depend on trea: This would depend on treatment options you choose. The cruciate injury is a major debilitating injury that can be rehabbed to about 80% of pre injury status when properly evaluated and treated. Would suggest that he be seen by a specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I think my child may have anterior cruciate ligament injury. What would that mean?

I think my child may have anterior cruciate ligament injury. What would that mean?

Orthopedic consult: The anterior cruciate ligament is a key ligament in the knee for stability both going front and back as well as rotationally. Your child would have complaints of giving way, pain, swelling and lack of confidence in using that knee during activity. I recommend you see your local orthopedic surgeon and if possible one fellowship trained in sports medicine. ...Read more

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I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that I coulddo?

I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that I coulddo?

Quadriceps strength: Work on quadriceps strength and thereby go into surgery with as strong quadriceps as possible. That will be the muscle group you will also focus on after surgery. ...Read more

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What could cause anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

What could cause anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Knee hyperextension: The ACL may tear when certain movements of the knee place a great strain on the acl. Hyperextension of the knee, that is, if the knee is straightened more than 10 degrees beyond its normal fully straightened position, is a very common cause of an torn acl. This position of the knee forces the lower leg excessively forward in relation to the upper leg.
Pivoting injuries of the knee with exc. ...Read more

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What does anterior cruciate ligament ACL injury feel like?

What does anterior cruciate ligament ACL injury feel like?

Giving way: Classically people describe a buckling, twisting, or giving way episode in the knee, with a popping feeling. Sometimes the pop is audible. Commonly there is swelling, limited ability to walk, and then associated stiffness+pain; as swelling goes down, pain will go away, but instability (wobbly/buckling) feeling with quick changes of direction persists; some people have minimal pain/swelling. ...Read more

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What causes the pain with an anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

What causes the pain with an anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Meniscal tears.: You may have associated meniscal tears, that can be responsible for the pain. Or, the swelling of the knee itself, can be causing the pain. ...Read more

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Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

See a specialist.: See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who has experience with ACL's. ...Read more

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Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Yes: The anterior cruciate ligament is the main stabilizing ligament of the knee. With acl deficiency the knee will tend to "give-way" with quick stops and starts or changes in direction. Giving way episodes can damage the joint line further and tear meniscal tissues. Without a functioning acl sporting activities should be severely limited. Reconstruction is recommended for the athletically active. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

What is the treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Most choose surgery: Sugical reconstruction is the most common treatment, although some will elect to only treat with physical thearpy. When pursuing surgery there are many graft options, but despite which one the surgeon may use the procedure includes putting tunnels in the bones of the knee and threading the graft through to replace the original ligament. Trying to reconnect the ends of the original lig doesn't work. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ganglion cyst of anterior cruciate ligament?

What is the treatment for ganglion cyst of anterior cruciate ligament?

Surgery: If symptomatic, growing bigger and restricting range of motion then surgery is the answer. After surgery, there will be a period of wearing a knee immobilizer, then some physical therapy. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor operates on anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries?

What kind of doctor operates on anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries?

Acl recon: Acl reconstructions should be performed by Orthopaedic surgeons with experience doing them! Look on Yelp or health grades. Ask your primary dr as well ...Read more

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What is an anterior cruciate ligament?

What is an anterior cruciate ligament?

Knee ligament: Acl is a ligament found deep inside the knee that provides stability especially to rotational and front/back directed forces. It's very important for pivoting sports such as soccer, basketball, football etc. ...Read more

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Please help! I have damaged/torn my anterior cruciate ligament?

Scope: If it has torn completely and you have instability, may need arthroscopic acl reconstruction, especially if you are an active individual. Many orthopaedic surgeons will have the swelling subside, might get the individual into pt to optimize range of motion, then rehab is also important after surgery. For a small # of people who are very inactive, they may opt for conservative treatment. ...Read more