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 centre of the knee joint. The ACL helps stabilize the knee.
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Freddie H. Fu MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Freddie H. Fu MD - Orthopedic Surgery