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  • femur
  • These attachments allow the ACL to resist anterior translation and medial rotation of the tibia, in relation to the femur. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ACL is one of the four main ligaments in the knee joint that connect it to the shinbone (tibia) and thighbone (femur). (rchsd.org)
  • These ligaments wrap tightly around the femur and the tibia of the leg to form a crisscross pattern in the knee, which prevents the joint from moving too far forward or backward. (blausen.com)
  • mechanism
  • They also described the roll and glide mechanism of the knee and the tension pattern of the different bundles of the cruciate ligaments and, to our knowledge, were the first to describe that each bundle of the ACL was tensioned in different degrees of flexion of the knee joint [ 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • donor
  • If a person's own tendons do not provide the best replacement for the injured ligament, the doctor may recommend using a tendon from a donor, which have been carefully screened and tested for diseases. (cooperhealth.org)