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<br /> Support Guide<br /> MANAGING<br /> ACL INJURIES<br /> POWERING MOTION™<br /> WHAT ARE<br /> ACL INJURIES?<br /> Ligaments are elastic bands of tissue that attach<br /> bones together. In the knee, four ligaments connect<br /> the thighbone (femur)to the shin bone (tibia), allowing<br /> the knee joint to move and rotate with strength and<br /> stability. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), located<br /> in the center of the knee, controls forward movement Femur (thigh bone)<br /> and rotation, and helps prevent the knee from<br /> hyperextending.<br /> ACL injuries happen when too much force is placed on<br /> the ligament and the tissue is stretched or torn. ACL<br /> sprains and tears most often result from sudden stops,<br /> abrupt changes in direction, or jumping and landing — all Anterior<br /> Cruciate<br /> common movements in sports such as soccer, football Ligament<br /> and basketball. <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=1"> Support Guide MANAGING ACL INJURIES POWER</a> <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=2"> WHAT ARE ACL INJURIES? Ligaments are elastic band</a> <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=3"> SYMPTOMS OF ACL INJURY 1 Pop Man</a> <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=4"> MANAGING ACL INJURY Your options for managing you</a> <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=5"> ACL SURGERY Surgeons perform about 100,000 ACL r</a> <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=6"> POST-OP SOLUTIONS Post-op Care: Following ACL sur</a> <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=7"> FINDING THE RIGHT ACL KNEE BRACE </a> <a title="DJO ACL Patient Education Guide 2020 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8954c13c?page=8"> For more information and solutions to manage pain</a>