Understanding ACL injury

aclMargot Putukian MD, FACSM
Participating in exercise and sports is a positive experience and should be encouraged for everyone, regardless of age or sex. Unfortunately, sports related injuries can occur, including those that are more severe than others.

For individuals participating in sports that involve cutting or pivoting, a particularly challenging injury is one to the anterior cruciate ligament, ACL. When the ACL is injured, it is considered a season ending injury that most often requires surgical reconstruction in order for the athlete to return to competitive play.

Read recent issues of the ACSM Fit Society Page newsletter, American College of Sports Medicine.

Also see
Study shows hip and knee alignment is key, AIHS researcher offers a new strategy for injured runners in Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.
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