Torn ACL

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Torn ACL

Torn ACL

- ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament- The ACL is located in the knee- Young women are a 2-8 times more likely to hurt their ACL than men- The ACL serves the purpose of stabalizing the knee joint, making sure the tibia doesnt go past the femur, and prevents hyperextention- which all allow dynamic body motionsCreators: James Rodriguez, Ryker Ward, Krishan Patel

How it Happens-This is usually due to a sudden twisting motion of the knee- This is typical of high risk sports like football- With a firm planted foot, the knee locks or pivots- When Tibia is pushed foward in relation to femur because fo a direct knee hit, usually when skiing, in a car accident, Symptoms-Loud pop (at time of incident) and intense knee pain- Hurts when weight bearing- Intense swelling

Short Term- First Aid, apply iceLong Term-Physical rehab-ACL surgery in order to reconstruct the ACL (a graft)Children & Teens-Rehab exercises-Wearing a brace-Avoid jumping activitys-Active kids are more likely to have future surgeryShould I Have Surgery (Kids & Teens)-If the knee is very unstable during daily activity- If you are a big-time athlete in running, jumping and stopping sports

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Works Cited!

A story of a girl who tore her ACL

A football player tearing his ACL (Navorro Bowman)

-https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer08/articles/summer08pg24-26.html-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpIOMuqXWrE-http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00297-http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-injuries-treatment-overview-http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/treatment-for-acl-injuries-in-children-and-teens-topic-overview-http://www.rchsd.org/health-articles/anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-injuries/-http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/niners/2014/01/20/navorro-bowman-49ers-knee-injury/4654855/- http://www.medicinenet.com/torn_acl/page3.htm#what_causes_a_torn_acl- https://www.sharecare.com/health/the-musculoskeletal-system/function-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhMrV3ymJ1A


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