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.

Latest in ACL Injury

A New Type of ACL Surgery Could Have Athletes Back on the Field Faster Than Ever

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By: Jordan Zirm

Why Chris Harris Jr. Says Suffering a Torn ACL Made Him Better

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By: Brandon Hall

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Repair an ACL Tear Without Surgery

One of the more astounding things I've seen stem cells do in my decade long use of the orthobiologic is heal ACL tears that should have needed surgery....

By: Dr. Christopher J Centeno

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By: Rob Scott

5 Badass Performances by Athletes Playing Through Significant Injury

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Latest Videos in ACL Injury

The Most Important Knee Ligament

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

Female Athletes and ACL Tears

Do female athletes tear their ACLs more than male athletes? Listen in as orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Freddie Fu explains his answer.

How to Avoid Re-Tearing an ACL

Dr. Freddie Fu, orthopaedic surgeon, explains the amount of time required for adequate recovery from ACL surgery.

ACL Recovery With Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers, Pro Bowl QB for the San Diego Chargers, explains what he learned about ACL recovery during his rehab process.

Jason McVeigh on ACL Surgery Options

University of Tennessee head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh describes different ways to repair a torn ACL.