There are hundreds of thousands of knee injuries reported in the US every year. Around 25% of these cases are comprised of adults, athletes, and patients with osteoarthritis. Their injuries are usually either sprains, muscle tears, or ligament tears. Thankfully, medical advancements provide us with safe and effective ways to help treat these injuries. One
The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the knee’s key structures. It connects the thigh bone to the shin bone and is essential for normal knee function and stability. Injury (a sprain or a tear) to the ACL can cause knee pain, swelling, and buckling; crepitus (popping sound); and limited range of motion.