Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction refers to the replacement of the damaged ACL with a tissue to facilitate normal functioning of the knee. ACL is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee, which connects the femur to the tibia. ACL helps provide proper movement of the tibia. ACL also facilitates pivoting or sudden change in the direction of the leg, preventing the damage to the knee.
Damage to the ACL Surgery
The ACL can be injured in different ways, thus warranting a need for ACL repair. The following scenarios may damage the ACL:
Collision with a football
Slowing down while running
Landing incorrectly after a jump
Twisting of the knee and the foot in opposite direction