ACL Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is located in the interior of the knee and connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. It provides front-to-back stability for the knee. An ACL tear is a significant injury that most often occurs within high impact sports that involve jumping, pivoting and change of direction. An ACL tear requires surgery and extensive recovery. General rehabilitation time for an ACL tear is six months, and the recovery can be both physically and mentally challenging. STACK is the ultimate resource to help you get through an ACL injury and on the road to recovery.

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Latest Videos in ACL Injury

Rebuilding a Champion: Carson Palmer's Grueling ACL Rehab

Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer spent his off-season rehabbing from his second ACL surgery in hopes of making one last run at a Super Bowl championship. Tune in to see how he got his surgically repaired knee NFL-ready.

Rebuilding a Champion: Carson Palmer's Long Road Back from Injury

Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Palmer is battling back from his second torn ACL for one more shot at a Super Bowl title. Watch how hard he's working to get his knee, his skills and his conditioning back to elite form.

Rebuilding a Champion: How Carson Palmer Worked Himself Back into Playing Shape

Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer endured rigorous workouts at Prolific Athletes in Carlsbard, California this off-season in an effort to get his strength and conditioning back to elite levels following his return from last season's ACL surgery.

Rebuiding a Champion: Carson Palmer Refines His Elite QB Skills

In addition to strengthening his knee and getting fit, Pro Bowl QB Carson Palmer dedicated himself to the fundamental skills of the QB position during his return from ACL surgery with the help of cutting-edge drills from his brother Jordan Palmer.

The Most Important Knee Ligament

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Freddie Fu defines the purpose and importance of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).