anterior cruciate ligament

noun

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

Examples of anterior cruciate ligament in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Suns already are playing without forward Dario Saric, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Game 1. Steve Megargee, ajc, 12 July 2021 The Suns already are playing without forward Dario Saric, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Game 1. Steve Megargee, Star Tribune, 11 July 2021 The Pacers signed West coming off an anterior cruciate ligament tear and his numbers dropped a bit from his New Orleans days, but there was no doubting his impact. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 7 July 2021 It was not revealed publicly then, but Woods had torn his anterior cruciate ligament. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 June 2021 The second overall pick in 2014 has had two anterior cruciate ligament tears in his left knee. BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2021 Saquon Barkley, who was sidelined in Week 2 last season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 One of the most significant injuries was to Murray, the Denver Nuggets’ starting shooting guard, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in April and was ruled out for the rest of the season. New York Times, 30 June 2021 Rehabbing after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in an Oct. 25 game against Cincinnati, Beckham worked on the side Thursday as the Browns concluded their three-day mandatory minicamp. George M. Thomas, USA TODAY, 18 June 2021

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Anterior cruciate ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anterior%20cruciate%20ligament. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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anterior cruciate ligament

noun

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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