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    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)– a ligament in the center of the knee that prevents the shin bone (tibia) from moving forward on the thigh bone (femur).
    • Anterior Force
    • Anterior translation
    • Cruciate ligament – control the front and back motion of your knee.
    • Diagnostic ultrasound – is an imaging method that uses sound waves to show structures inside your body.
    • Distal – refers to parts of the body further away from the center.
    • Endpoint
    • Femur – is the longest and strongest bone in your body, also known as the thigh bone.
    • Gait – is a person’s pattern or style of walking.
    • Graft
    • Insoles – a piece of material inside a shoe on which your foot rests to make it warmer or more comfortable.
    • Laxity – looseness of a limb or muscle
    • Ligament – tough fibrous band of connective tissue that serves to support the internal organs and hold bones together in proper articulation at the joints.
    • Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) Scan – is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) – is one of several ligaments that connect the thighbone to the shinbone.
    • Posterior Translation
    • Proximal – refers to a part of the body that is closer to the center of the body than another part.
    • Range of motion (ROM) – refers to how far you can move or stretch a part of your body, such as a joint or a muscle. 
    • Rotational instability
    • Subluxation – is an incomplete or partial dislocation of a joint.
    • Tibia – also known as the shinbone or shankbone which is one of two bones that comprise the leg.
    • Valgus force
    • X-ray – is a common imaging test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film or digital media.


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