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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFreddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Freddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery