• Ashley Magsanide, PT, DPT, CSCS

ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) INJURY AND REHABILITATION


The role of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is to provide stability and proprioceptive feedback to the knee. The most common way that an ACL is ruptured is from a traumatic force being applied in a twisting moment. These can be classified as either contact or non-contact ACL tears. Contact ACL tears occur with a physical blow to the lateral side of the knee, often seen on the football field or in a car accident. Non-contact ACL tears are seen in sidestepping, pivoting or landing from a jump incorrectly.