Diagram - anterior cruciate ligament injury

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

This diagram demonstrates a complete ACL tear and ACL avulsion, with the arrows indicating the "pivot-shift" twisting mechanism of the knee. Under stress, (classically with athletic activity) this motion may result in an ACL tear. In children, avulsion fracture of the tibial insertion of the ACL is not uncommon.

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See article: Anterior cruciate ligament tear

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rID: 21443
Published: 23rd Jan 2013
Last edited: 9th Feb 2016
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