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ACL Injuries: What is an ACL? Mechanisms of injury? Treatments?

By:Rob S Williams, MD August 28, 2019 knee sprains, ACL

The knee is a complex joint, the major motions are to flex (bend) and extend (straighten). This ability allows for everyday activities like standing, walking, running, jumping, and sitting to be possible. The joint is located where the femur (thigh bone) meets the tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap). The rounded condyles of the femur line up with the flat top of the tibia  called the...

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