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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be seen in this front view of the left knee joint.
The ACL links the upper leg bone (femur)
with one of the lower leg bones (tibia) by running crosswise inside the center
of the knee joint. The ACL helps stabilize the knee.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFreddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Freddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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