The fear of an ACL injury is always on the mind of many athletes. ACL injuries are one of the most common knee injuries, and while athletes are at a higher risk for ACL injury, it can happen to anyone. The anterior cruciate ligament—or ACL—is one of four main ligaments that connect the bones of the knee joint together. The knee joint is comprised of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap). The four main ligaments of the knee joint, including the ACL, hold these bones together and stabilize the knee.
MidAmerica Orthopaedics Blog
In the US, 54 million adults are living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That’s pretty staggering. In addition to the adults living with arthritis, three hundred thousand babies and children in the US are living with the condition. Young and old, around the country, people are suffering from this painful and life-changing affliction.