What does cruciate ligament tear mean to athletes? Whats the worst case?

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 What does cruciate ligament tear mean to athletes? Whats the worst case?


The cruciate ligament is the most important component of the knee. The two cruciform intra-articular ligaments connect the femur and tibia. The main purpose of cruciate ligament is to allow knee joint flexion and extension, as well as slight rotation, which is essential for human movement and walking. In short, if the cruciate ligament is damaged, the human body can not complete normal standing and walking, let alone exercise.

Anterior cruciate ligament is a common injury in sports. It occurs in basketball, tennis, football, volleyball, Taekwondo and other sports. At the moment of injury, you may hear a crisp sound, and then you cant continue to exercise. Besides, your knee feels unstable and you can barely stand at most, but your knee is always in a twisted and unstable condition. If it causes meniscus injury at the same time, it will go in. One step causes stuck or straightened condition. Athletes with cruciate ligament injury need a long period of treatment. If they can not recover completely, it will seriously affect their future sports career, or even can not walk smoothly.

The real horror of cruciate ligament injury is that because of violent injury, cruciate ligament tear often leads to other aspects of injury: such as adjacent collateral ligament, meniscus tear or even rupture, serious cases may lead to peripheral blood vessel rupture or even fracture, resulting in partial bone fragmentation, that is to say, a complete operation is needed to identify other patients, and then the leg with plaster. Fixed for 4-6 weeks and recovered slowly.

Thompson is a typical sport in which violence is damaged. There is no specific information about how his ligaments are damaged, but a long convalescent period is inevitable, and after the knee cruciate ligament rehabilitation, the athletes athletic ability will be greatly impaired, which will directly affect his sports life and quality.