The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of a pair of ligaments (the other being the posterior cruciate ligament) in the knee.
The two ligaments are also called cruciform ligaments, as they are arranged in a crossed formation.
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four main ligaments of the knee and is one of the key ligaments that help stabilize your knee joint. The ACL connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia).
Anterior cruciate ligament injury is when the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is either stretched, partially torn, or completely torn. Symptoms include pain, a popping sound during injury, instability of the knee, and joint swelling.
It’s most commonly torn during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as football, basketball, netball etc.
Treating partial anterior ligament tears with intraligamentary plasma rich has proven successful in many cases. This is a 20 minute procedure conducted at the clinic. Dr Sanjay Nadkarni has been performing this procedure for over 7 years, since it was first introduced.
A recent study published in the World Journal of Orthopaedics showed excellent results for this procedure. Click here to view the full study.
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