anterior cruciate ligament


Definition of anterior cruciate ligament

: a cruciate ligament of each knee that attaches the front of the tibia with the back of the femur and functions especially to prevent hyperextension of the knee and is subject to injury especially by tearing

called also ACL

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DeVoe was in a leadership position all season for the Tigers — especially after fellow senior Donte Grantham tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in late January. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "How Ex-Shelby High and Clemson star Gabe DeVoe got NBA summer-league shot with Hornets," 5 July 2018 McNair made nine appearances for Sunderland during that season, but unfortunately ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, which kept him out of action for over 11 months., "Sunderland Defender Set for Monday Medical at Middlesbrough After £5m Move Is Agreed," 24 June 2018 Starting outside linebacker Jonathan Kongbo tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Auburn and is out for the season. John Zenor, The Seattle Times, "QB Tagovailoa scare a reminder Alabama’s Plan B is good, too," 15 Oct. 2018 The team fears Garoppolo tore his left anterior cruciate ligament. Fox News, "49ers lose Garoppolo to possible ACL injury," 24 Sep. 2018 The Algerian defender has been sidelined since last November, having torn his anterior cruciate ligament., "Napoli Sweating Over Fitness of Faouzi Ghoulam as Concerns Over Reoccurrence of Knee Injury Arise," 30 June 2018 Familiarity with current research and proficiency in advanced surgical techniques help Adam V. Metzler, M.D., better treat athletes who suffer painful anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries. Orthocincy,, "Stay healthy: Surgeon’s “constant learning” gets athletes back in the game," 25 June 2018 Veteran Yaya Toure and teenager Phil Foden came on as substitutes, as did Benjamin Mendy for the France left back's first appearance in nearly seven months after recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee. Steve Douglas,, "EPL champs Man City rout Swansea in chase for points record," 22 Apr. 2018 With star player Kristaps Porzingis out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, the Knicks are free to experiment with roster and lineup shuffles. Malika Andrews, New York Times, "Knicks Acquire Emmanuel Mudiay From Denver Nuggets in Three-Team Trade," 8 Feb. 2018

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Medical Definition of anterior cruciate ligament

: a cruciate ligament of each knee that is attached in front to the more medial aspect of the tibia, that passes upward, backward, and laterally through the middle of the knee crossing the posterior cruciate ligament to attach to the femur, that functions to prevent hyperextension of the knee and to keep the tibia from sliding forward in relation to the femur, and that is subject to sports injury especially by tearing

called also ACL

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