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Word! Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

Say: an-TEER-ee-ur KRU-shee-ate LIG-uh-ment IN-juh-rees

The ACL is one of four ligaments in your knee. You'll find it behind your kneecap, working to keep your knee stable and your shinbone from moving too far forward. An ACL injury happens when you tear this ligament and have trouble walking or playing sports.

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