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What is an ACL?

An ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is an important ligament in the knee created for stability health and functionality, and is the most commonly torn ligament in the body.

The ACL is in the front aspect of the knee and helps with coordination and the pivoting or rotational motion.

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