What is an ACL Injury?

Also known as: ACL, torn ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is a major ligament located in the knee. If the ACL becomes damaged in some way, this is known as an ACL injury. This injury can range widely in severity from a minor sprain to a major tear that makes it difficult to walk afterward.


Reviewed by: Craig J Spurdle, MD

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