What are “crosses” anyway? Injury that knocked out three players of the Russian national team
One of the main stabilizers of the knee joint is the anterior cruciate ligament, there is also the posterior. The front prevents the forward movement of the lower leg under the femur, the back – in the opposite direction. Injuries can be different – both stretching and partial or full tears. As doctors say, the knee is the largest and most complex joint in humans. And the anterior cruciate is damaged much more often than the back.
Are you injured by a blow?
Basically, no. It used to be that such a trauma was triggered by the strongest blow to the knee. But when it began to be studied in more depth, it turned out that even one awkward movement or a sharp turn was enough. You can get it when landing or with a stand on the legs with a sharp twisting of the knee. However, a powerful blow to the knee, too, is enough. Continue reading