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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ACL 101: Get a Leg Up on The Nastiest Knee Injury

Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)—one of the four major knee ligaments—are among the most devastating injuries for athletes at any l...

How ACL Injuries Are Detected on the Field

You see an athlete go down and clutch his knee. The sports medicine staff sprints out and immediately begins assessing the situation, grabbing, bend...

Reduce Your ACL Injury Risk

No injury is 100% preventable, especially an ACL injury. It doesn't matter how safely you train or how well you follow recovery guidelines. A simple...

What Lindsey Vonn's Recovery May Look Like

We all were horrified by Lindsey Vonn's high-speed crash during the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria, on February 5, 2013. S...

What Happens After an ACL Tear?

Every year between 250,000 and 300,000 athletes undergo the long and arduous process of recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, ...

First-Hand Account of a Torn ACL Surgery

A torn ACL, whether full or partial, is one of the most severe and painful injuries an athlete can suffer. However, now, with advances in sports med...

Topical Gear's ACL Tube: A Game Changer for Female Athletes

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III can attest that ACL reconstructive surgery is a painful procedure. Unfortunately, it's becoming commonplace i...

How and Why RGIII Will Rehab Quickly From His Knee Injury

Robert Griffin III was one of the most dynamic players during the 2012-2013 NFL season. He led the Washington Redskins to the playoffs while sufferi...

3 Tips for Preventing ACL Tears

In 1988 Steven Svoboda played offensive guard for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During the first play of a game against Colgate Universit...

3 Exercises to Prevent ACL Injuries

ACL injuries are unavoidable in sports. However, many ACL injuries could have been avoided with better preparation prior to competition. Although prev...

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