ACL Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

ACL injuries in young athletes are on the rise for several reasons.  Many of these reasons have to do with overall increased involvement in sports, increased sport intensity, and improved diagnostic abilities over the past 2 decades.  This weeks article discusses common causes of injury, gender differences, diagnostic tools and different treatment approaches.  Check it out for a refresher on this increasingly common injury!



Share your thoughts about this article and topic by submitting a comment below. Here are some talking points to help get started:

  1. Do you offer ACL prevention services at your practice, and if so what does it involve?
  2. Do you recommend any external support or bracing for young athletes either as a preventative method or post injury?
  3. Do you have any specific exercises or treatment approaches that you have found to be successful with this population?


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