Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
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Front view of the right knee joint with the kneecap (patella) removed.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) links the upper leg bone (femur) with one of the lower leg bones (tibia) by running crosswise inside the center of the knee joint. The ACL helps stabilize the knee.
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