ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament. That’s the tough band of tissue that sits at the front of the knee joint, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). It provides control and stability to the knee. Sometimes, during an accident, it can tear and the joint will then give way. Normally you will feel a sudden pain and the knee will usually begin to swell generally in a few hours.
You might not be able to bear weight on the affected leg, and could feel unstable either when playing sport or, if the injury is more serious, during normal day-to-day activities.
Specific exercises may strengthen the knee however, one might also need surgery. A number of methods can be used to reconstruct an anterior cruciate ligament. The most common method is to use a tendon from elsewhere in your body to replace the ACL, such as part of your hamstring tendons or your quadriceps tendon.
At Wrigley Claydon, we have over 40 years’ experience of helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve following accidents where they have suffered personal injury and financial loss. We have dealt with a number of injury cases where we have obtained compensation for those clients who have suffered cruciate ligament damage.
Call Vijay Srivastava or Shalish Mehta in injury department on 0161 624 6811(Option 6) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We can advise you on the appropriate course of action and assist with any legal documents or proceedings that may occur.
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