Orthopedic surgeons rediscover the existence of a new ligame
The latest research is going to relieve patients with torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) who continue to experience excruciating pain despite surgical procedures and extensive physiotherapy programs.

The Knee can be described as a hinged joint and are held together by a set of four ligaments, the medial collateral (MCL), lateral collateral (LCL), anterior cruciate (ACL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments. The ACL can be seen in the middle of the knee, taking a diagonal course, and basically provides rotational stability to the knee as well as prevent the Tibia from sliding in front of the Femur.

The latest research on the anterolateral ligament (ALL) could provide an answer to the above conditions. The ALL or the anterolateral ligament has been comprehensively described by two Belgian surgeons and hinted that it could play a part in the treatment of torn anterior cruciate ligaments.