- Stabilizes the Knee
- Prevents Over-Rotation of the Knee
- Prevents Forward Movement of the Tibia
- Prevents Hyper-Extension of the Knee
- Essential for Normal Knee Function & Stability
An ACL tear is a sprain or tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (or as you most likely refer to it, the ACL). Injured ligaments are graded on a scale of one, two, and three, with the an injury of grade three being the most severe (a complete tear of the ACL). What’s interesting is that an injured ligament is considered a “sprain.” So, you will see these injury levels referred to as a Grade 2 Sprain, for example.
ACL tears typically occur in fast-paced sports and high-impact sports. This means the range of sports this injury occurs in is wide. From an extreme physical sport like football to a not as physical sport such as basketball both see high rates of ACL tears. Even a completely non-physical sport such as tennis sees these high rates of ACL injuries.
Similar injuries to an ACL tear include any of the other common injuries that occur to the ligaments connected to the knee: MCL and LCL tears, and meniscus tears. But of this group, ACL tears are most common among athletes and the general public.
The degree of damage to an ACL is usually summarized in Grade I – III. A Grade I is a mild strain, Grade II is a moderate Strain, and Grade II is a complete tear which would require surgery to fix. Once the ACL has been stretch it has a higher chance of getting re-injured and progress to a Grade II or even Grade III Strain / complete tear.
A knee brace is typically prescribed to aid recovery of an ACL tear. Post-recovery light strength exercises are recommended to prevent further injury. There’s a good chance an athlete will need to monitor the affected knee for the remainder of their sports career. There will be an increased risk of further damage the ACL if no treatment is sought.
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