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ACL Tear

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An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear is known as one of the most common knee injuries frequently seen in athletes, although a torn ACL could result from everyday activities as well. High demand sports, such as soccer, football, and basketball, where rapid pivoting and turning are most frequent, can most often result in injury to the ligaments of the knee.

An ACL injury can result in various ways but the great majority are non-contact related injuries. Incorrectly landing from a jump or stopping abruptly from a run are distinct causes for a torn ligament. Quickly changing direction may also result in injury. Occasionally, collision or direct contact, as in a football tackle, can also cause an anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C.,C.C.S.T’s insight:

A variety or sport-related injuries, such as ACL tears or anterior cruciate ligament injuries, are considered the most common type of injuries among athletes. ACL injuries occur frequently in high demand sports, such as football or soccer. There’s many recognized reasons for ACL sprains or tears including incorrect landing from a jump and even direct contact from a football tackle, among others.

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