ACL injury or Anterior Cruciate Injury is a type of knee injury caused to the anterior cruciate ligament. The ACL runs transversely from the front portion of the knee beginning at the bottom of the femur(thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (bigger bone in the lower leg). Typical causes of ACL injury:
ACL injury leads to symptoms such as severe pain in the knee and unexpected shakiness of the knee. The knee gets inflamed and its movement gets restricted. RICE method is adapted. R- Rinse the affected area, I- Apply Ice packs to reduce inflammation of the area, C - Use a splint to compress the area, and E- Elevate the affected area above chest level. Physical therapy helps a lot. Anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed. In rare cases, reconstruction of the ligament is suggested by the doctor. Ample rest is required till total recovery is confirmed.
Prevention of ACL injury is possible if:
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