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What is an ACL?

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

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.

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