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.
Chronic pain may make your muscles and joints ache. No one wants to bend and move when it hurts. To help reduce aches, stretch regularly. Stretching keeps your joints limber, sends more oxygen to your muscles, and improves your range of motion.
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.
Knee Noises: Do You Need to Be Concerned About Pops and Cracks?
Know your knee noises.
Strains, Sprains and Other Sports Injuries: 3 Questions
WebMD answers three questions about the causes of strains, sprains and other sports injuries -- such as runner’s knee and tennis elbow -- and how to treat them.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.