See an ACL tear forming

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See an ACL tear forming

                       

Your risk of tearing your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, increases when you make rapid turning, cutting, pivoting and jumping movements — when playing basketball or soccer, for instance. If your knee collapses inward during these moves, the ligament can tear.

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Last Updated: 2010-04-09
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