A torn anterior cruciate ligament in your knee is a significant sports injury that can end your season, and put you on the road to surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Many people don’t realize that this injury affects women in some sports far more than men.
Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The injury can put a quick end to the season — and sometimes requires surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
ACL tears are one of the most common of all knee injuries, with more than 200,000 occurring annually. Recent research points to one factor that should be carefully weighed when you and your doctor discuss treatment options: your age.
Contributor: Kurt Spindler, MD Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, and you’re considering surgical reconstruction, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age. Recent research shows that the patient’s age and the type of graft performed can predict the … Read More
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Our expert explains how proper form is key to avoiding knee and ACL injuries.
Knee injuries can occur with activities like jogging, basketball, tennis or inline skating. When we change direction, twist with our feet planted, stop suddenly, or jump and land awkwardly, our knees can take a hit. To treat simple knee sprains and strains, rest, ice packs and elevation are usually all you need. But if you … Read More