An internal ligament of the knee joint originating from the lateral femoral condyle and inserting into the tibia at the anterior tibial spine. It is composed of two bundles called the anterior medial bundle and the posterior medial bundle.
Ligament of knee attaching to anterior tibial plateau and posterior medial aspect of femoral condyle. It provides stability in keeping the lower leg from coming forward.
Primary stabilising ligament in the knee.
The ligament inside the knee, which keeps the lower large leg bone (tibia) from sliding forward under the upper leg bone (femur). This is the second most frequently injured knee ligament and is considered very traumatic. A quick stop (hyperextension), a foot plant and twist, or a blow to the knee is usually the cause of an ACL injury.
Intra-articular ligament of the knee, attaching on the anterior portion of the tibial plateau extending upwards and posteriorly to the medial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle. Very frequently injured during twisting type sports (e.g. Australian Rules football, soccer), or those that involve rapid deceleration (e.g. netball). Extrinsic trauma also has a large part to play in ACL injuries.
An important ligament within the knee that prevents looseness or abnormal knee motion.
A common ligament injury to the knee, treated with surgery and rehabilitative exercises.
the ligament, located in the center of the knee, that controls rotation and forward movement of the tibia (shin bone).
also known as the ACL; attaches to the front of the tibia and back of the femur; responsible for stabilizing the knee.
The ligament that travels from the medial border of the lateral femoral condyle to its point of insertion anterolaterally to the medial tibial spine.
A primary stabilizing ligament within the center of the knee joint that prevents hyperextension and excessive rotation of the joint. A complete tear of the ACL necessitating reconstruction could require up to 12 months of rehabilitation.
lies in the middle of the knee. It prevents the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur, and provides rotational stability to the knee.
A ligament in the knee that crosses from the underside of the femur (the thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (the bigger bone in the lower leg). Abbreviated ACL.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) lies deep within the knee joint, connecting the thigh bone with the shin bone. The function of the ACL is to prevent excessive forward movement of the shin in relation to the thigh and also to prevent excessive rotation at the knee joint. The ACL plays a major role in maintaining knee joint stability.
The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee.