First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Christina CapitoFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Mentor/s

Mark Jareb and Amanda Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) is a major ligament found in the knee joint. This ligament is one of the most injured ligaments in athletics. This is due to the structure of it and how it used during certain movements. Once the ACL is fully ruptured, reconstructive surgery is an option for anyone who tore it, but almost mandatory to return back to sports. The purpose of this paper is to address the function and purpose of the ACL and where it is located, to explain the possible injuries that may occur and what the process is like following an ACL tear, the mechanism of injury, surgery, rehabilitation, and return to play. Although, this injury is very demanding when it comes to the treatment process, there is a positive success rate of returning back to sport or activities. Female athletes however, are more likely to tear their ACL compared to male athletes.

College and Major available

College of Health Professions, Exercise Science BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300, Jareb and Moras

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Christina Capito, Exercise Science, Honors, 2021

Share

COinS
 
May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Digital Commons

The anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) is a major ligament found in the knee joint. This ligament is one of the most injured ligaments in athletics. This is due to the structure of it and how it used during certain movements. Once the ACL is fully ruptured, reconstructive surgery is an option for anyone who tore it, but almost mandatory to return back to sports. The purpose of this paper is to address the function and purpose of the ACL and where it is located, to explain the possible injuries that may occur and what the process is like following an ACL tear, the mechanism of injury, surgery, rehabilitation, and return to play. Although, this injury is very demanding when it comes to the treatment process, there is a positive success rate of returning back to sport or activities. Female athletes however, are more likely to tear their ACL compared to male athletes.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.