What is an Knee Injury?
Torn Ligaments (ACL/MCL)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Your ACL crosses from the back of your femur to the front of your tibia. It acts as a strong brace for your knee. But the ACL can be injured if you twist your knee too far or change direction too quickly.
Medial collateral Ligament (MCL)
Your MCL connects your femur to your tibia along the inside of your knee joint. An outside blow to the knee tears the MCL much like a strap stretched too far: It snaps.