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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Prevent ACL Injuries With This Exercise

ACL injuries happen to the best of us, an unfortunate consequence of pushing your body to its limits. However, you can reduce the risk of an ACL i...

Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi Works Out Harder Than You—On a Torn ACL

Injuries suck. Any athlete can tell you that. But how you deal with an injury is what defines you as a player. Last January, Cedric Ogbuehi had the...

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is the last thing you want to hear your doctor tell you that is injured. Even though you can live life without...

Female Athletes: 4 Ways to Test if Your Knees Are Durable

This fall one of my newer athletes, a volleyball player, tore her meniscus – the cartilage in her knee.These are common knee injuries to a volleyball...

Impressive Advances in ACL Rehab

No one needs to be reminded that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most debilitating injuries in sports today. This year in th...

NaVorro Bowman Runs 4.5-Second 40-Yard Dash, is Poised to Return to Elite Form

Good news, Niners fans: reports out of Santa Clara indicate that NaVorro Bowman is progressing well as he rehabs from surgery to repair the torn A...

Prevent ACL Injuries With This Hamstring-Focused Workout

An Injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, was once a career ending injury. Thankfully, we now see instances where athletes recover from ACL...

5 Exercises to Prevent ACL Tears

Fact: More than 70% of all Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries are non-contact related. Another fact: Many of these injuries can be prevented with the...

3 Ways to Protect Your Knees and Prevent ACL Injuries

ACL injury prevention exercises have been implemented into many training programs to help protect athlete's knees. While it is difficult to prevent knee...

WNBA Season Preview: New York Liberty Forward Essence Carson Returns From a Torn ACL

THUMP! Thump-thump. Essence Carson, forward for the WNBA's New York Liberty, hammers out a set of box jumps at The Hospital For Special Surgery o...

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