ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Tear


The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the shin bone (tibia) to the thigh bone (femur) and prevents it from moving too far forward. In certain situations, this stabilizing ligament can tear.


The most common symptoms associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears include:

  • Immediate swelling.
  • Knee buckling or “giving way”.
  • Significant pain that goes away after a few weeks.

The most common causes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears include:

  • Forcefully twisting or pivoting the leg while is firmly planted on the ground.

ACL Knee Braces

Braces prevent the shin bone from moving too far forward relative to the thigh bone. This act mimics the work of an intact ACL ligament thereby eliminating re-aggravation to the injured ligament.