ACL Injury Articles

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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How to Prevent Common Basketball Injuries

Injuries can happen to any athlete. They prevent you from enjoying the sport you love, decrease your performance level and sometimes end your career...

Jon Beason's Positive Attitude During His Recovery From an Achilles Injury

Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason is back and ready for NFL action. The Pro Bowler was out most of last season with a torn left Achilles tendon....

How to Prevent ACL Injuries in Basketball

Perhaps the most dreaded injury for basketball players is the season-ending ACL tear. Unfortunately, despite recent advances in ACL injury preventio...

Reduce ACL Tears By Preventing Knock Knees

As a female athlete, you are far more likely to suffer a non-contact ACL tear than your male counterparts. And one main cause of ACL injuries in fem...

Leaner But "Still Mean": Kendrick Perkins Battles ACL Injury and Loses Weight

Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, who's always been a strong defensive presence, has used his free time during the NBA lockout wisely...

Three Effective Glute Exercises for Female Athletes

Toning your butt is a legitimate training goal. As a competitive female athlete, you should be working to strengthen your glute muscles, which are...

Help Prevent ACL Injuries With Mini-Band Exercises

With more than 100,000 ACL tears occurring annually in the United States, every program should incorporate some form of ACL injury prevention. I recom...

Increase Your Vert With Candace Parker's One-Step Box Jump

WNBA forward Candace Parker made headlines when, as a freshman at Tennessee, she became the first woman to dunk in an NCAA game. Since then, she has...

Increase Hamstring Strength to Prevent ACL Injuries

Tearing an ACL is one of the most dreaded injuries an athlete can suffer. It can sideline you for months and involves a long, hard recovery proces...

STACK Science: How Knee Injuries Occur and How to Prevent Them

The knee is a unique joint. It must carry the weight of the body and absorb the forces placed on it during sports performance—all while maintaining ...

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