The knee is where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a “hinge” joint, allowing the leg to bend in only one direction. Here are the main parts of the knee’s anatomy.
The base of the knee is formed by the tibia, the large bone of the lower leg often c…
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the bands of tissue within the knee joint that connects the femur to the tibia. An ACL tear can be painful and cause the knee to become unstable.
The ACL can tear during abrupt movements such as sudden stops, pivots, or directional ch…
This surgery replaces a torn anterior cruciate ligament, commonly known as the “ACL.” The replacement ligament is made from part of your hamstring tendon.
To begin, you’re put to sleep under general anesthesia. A small incision is made to reach the hamstring. Parts of this te…