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 Bessoir, who was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team after averaging 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, returned to the court with a knee brace after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament. Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2022 Ava Murphy, an All-New England and Globe All-Scholastic selection who tore an anterior cruciate ligament last November in a Division 1 second-round loss to Newton South. Her presence, and 21 goals from a year ago, will be missed. Emma Healy, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Aug. 2022 Pickens tore an anterior cruciate ligament during spring workouts last year, and the knee injury kept him off the field until Georgia’s regular-season finale against Georgia Tech. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 29 Apr. 2022 The Chicago Bulls announced on Tuesday that Lewis, who signed a two-way contract with the team after going undrafted in June, suffered an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is out indefinitely after surgery. Ben Steele, Journal Sentinel, 17 Aug. 2022 Justin Lewis, an undrafted free agent out of Marquette, needs surgery to repair an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is out indefinitely. San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2022 League sources confirmed Sunday that Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Omar Kelly, Sun Sentinel, 14 Aug. 2022 Paige Bueckers, the UConn women’s basketball star who missed most of last season with a knee injury, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on Monday and will miss the 2022-23 season, the university announced Wednesday. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2022 Bakhtiari tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Dec. 31, 2020, missing the rest of that season and most of the following season. Wire Reports, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of anterior cruciate ligament

1914, in the meaning defined above

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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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