The ACL is a band of regularly oriented connective tissue that connects the femur and tibia. It is narrow in the middle, fanning out inferiorly, and to a lesser extent, further superiorly. The ACL passes from the anterior tibia to the posterior part of the inner aspect of the lateral femoralcondyle. The femoral attachment is in the form of a circle.
The ACL prevents anterior displacement (forward movement) of the tibia in relation to the femur, eg. preventing hyperextension, as well as providing a check to rotation at the knee joint.
Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.
Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjuction with your advised treatment plan, any of the following Thermoskin products are recommended.
Knee Derotation Brace 8*247
Anatomically designed for rotary instabilities secondary to cruciate injuries and deficiencies. Medial and lateral stays combined with anterior restraining straps and fastener locking straps negate any knee rotation.
Knee Stabiliser 8*246
Anatomically designed with internal metal stays and a combination of fastener locking straps provide knee stability, which is particularly effective for pain secondary to degenerative disease and medial and lateral instability.