What does ACL stand for?

Anterior cruciate ligament

When you hear the term ACL, it’s usually about a type of knee injury. The term ACL is an abbreviation for a key ligament in the human knee.

ACL is often associated with sports injuries. It’s one of the most frequent ligament injuries that affect the knee.

Damage to the ACL can range from a simple sprain to a full tear. This can occur due to a sudden trauma or gradual wear and tear.

Example for using ‘ACL’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about Jake?

No, what happened?

He tore his ACL playing soccer yesterday.

Oh no! Is he okay?