Treatment following an ACL injury is dependent on the age of the individual affected, their activity level, and whether or not there is injury to other structures in the knee

The Seattle Seahawks Paul Richardson has an early exit from the NFL playoffs with a Torn ACL…What exactly is that?

When it comes to knee injuries, there seems to be quite a few acronyms that get tossed around in the wacky world of sports: ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL.  What the heck are those?  I promise that I will touch on all of them at some point, but for now we will focus on the anterior cruciate ligament a.k.a the ACL.