ACL Injuries Directory
The ACL is one of four ligaments in the knee that connect the upper and lower leg bones. An ACL injury is almost always related to sports such as soccer or football. After your doctor diagnoses an ACL injury with tests such as an arthroscopy or an MRI, he or she will prescribe treatments. These may include rest, rehabilitation, or surgery. As with any injury, the goal is prevention. Doing strengthening exercises can help reduce your risk of an ACL injury. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how an ACL injury is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
ACL Injury: What to Know
Certain types of sports injuries can cause your ACL to stretch or tear. Find out how it happens and how it’s treated.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery: What to Expect
Some people who tear their ACL need to have surgery to repair the damage. Find out what's involved in the procedure and what you can expect during recovery.
An Overview of Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee ligament injuries can be painful and debilitating. Learn more about the parts of your knee and how injuries are treated.
How to Avoid Knee Injuries
Learn more from WebMD about knee injuries, which are far more common in women than in men, and how to avoid them.
ACL Injuries and Prevention
Learn what can happen to your ACL and a few moves to help prevent injury.
Torn ACL: Treatment and Recovery of Eva Nemcova of Cleveland Rockers
Nemcova tore her left ACL in the first half of Cleveland's loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. She drove to the basket, planted her foot, and twisted it.
6 Ways to Avoid Workout Injuries
Experts share tips on how to avoid some of the most common fitness injuries while working out smarter.
Knee Noises: Do You Need to Be Concerned About Pops and Cracks?
Know your knee noises.
Slideshows & Images
Knee (Human Anatomy): Images, Function, Ligaments, Muscles
WebMD's Knee Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the knee and its parts including ligaments, bones, and muscles.
Slideshow: Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.
Slideshow: Knee Exercises to Help Prevent Injury
Getting over a knee injury? Ask your doctor or physical therapist if it's OK for you to start doing these moves to get stronger and help prevent another injury.