The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, extends from the lateral femoral condyle to the anterior medial aspect of the tibia. The bands of the ACL act as a biomechanical restraint for rotation and limits anterior translation of the tibia on the femur. It assists with knee stability during running, jumping, cutting or pivoting.Read More
Patellar chondromalacia represents a degenerative process of the hyaline cartilage coating the posterior patella as it articulates with hyaline cartilage of the femoral groove. It is often termed patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP) or runner's knee. The term patellofemoral pain syndrome generally refers to anterior knee pain and is more of a “catch all” term that is not specific to chondromalacia, however the terms are frequently used interchangeably.