Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

Running from the back of the thigh bone and down the shin bone, the anterior cruciate is usually torn as a result of the knee twisting when the foot lands. Sometimes an untoward tackle can also cause the injury.

How to tell if you have symptoms of an anterior cruciate ligament tear

You experience:

  • Difficulty straightening the knee
  • A swollen knee
  • Pain in the knee area