19 April 2012
Research Paper:ACL Injuries in Women
Imagine, a beatuiful spring day: a perfect day for lacrosse. A Girls lacrosse game has been going on for the past hour. The game has reached its apex with thirty seconds left and the game tied, both teams are bitter rivals when the star player has picked up a groundball at midfield and is charging toward the net, a defender comes and approaches her with ten seconds ticking on the clock when she successfully spins her defenseman until she has enough room to take a final shot, as the shot leaves her stick, the ball goes into the net with less than seven seconds on the clock as she goes to jump on to one of her players her leg buckels from all the fatigue from running up and down the field causing her to fall awkwardly on her knee, She feels a pop in her knee And she stays down. What just happening is occuring more and more often in Athletics. The female athlete just tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL for short).The perpensity of females tearing their ACL’s are greater than males.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligaments are one of two cruciate ligaments of the knee, the other cruciate ligament is the Posterior Cruciate Ligament(PCL for short). These ligaments stabilize the knee in place. The ACL is located deep inside the knee. It runs from the anterior side of the Tibia to the posterior part of the femur.The ACL is made up of a strip of fibery tissue. The Ligament is a thick, broad cord size similar to the size of a man’s index finger.it has long strands of collagen woven together in a fashion that permits forces of about five hundred poundsto be employed. The ACL’s function is to prevent the tibia from moving infront of the knee and femur, it also prevents the knee to be streched extremelly backwards, hyperextension and prevent the rotation of the tibia.
When the Injury occurred for the athlete described in prior paragraphs she heard a popping sound when she...