Anterior cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most serious and common sports knee ligament injuries, which is treated surgically with excellent results thanks to new arthroscopic approaches, which ensure the best possible ligament restoration.
It is a very common injury in sports, characterized by high accelerations and decelerations, turns and jumps, such as football, handball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, artistic gymnastics and skiing.
What is the anterior cruciate ligament?
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most important stabilizing mechanisms of the knee joint and its loss can cause a feeling of instability, i.e. the knee “is buckling” with certain movements and especially during sports activities.
What is anterior cruciate ligament rupture?
Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament has a traumatic etiology and is considered an injury with the most serious effects on the function and long-term health of the knee. It is often accompanied by other knee injuries, such as ruptures of the medial meniscus or the medial collateral ligament, as well as osteochondral lesions.
What causes the anterior cruciate ligament rupture?
Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament usually occurs during sport activities. However, it can also be the result of a fall, collision, car accident or work accident.