Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)

This injury is a tearing of the ACL ligament in the knee joint. The ACL ligament is one of the bands of tissue that connects the femur to the tibia. An ACL tear can be painful. It can cause the knee to become unstable.

What is an ACL tear?

This detailed video describes ACL tears, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment options. In some cases, an ACL tear can be treated conservatively in patients who have a low activity level.