anterior cruciate ligament

noun

Definition of anterior cruciate ligament

  1. :  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

1974

First Known Use of anterior cruciate ligament

1974


Medical Dictionary

anterior cruciate ligament

noun

Medical Definition of anterior cruciate ligament

  1. :  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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