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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Agility Drill for Avoiding Non-Contact ACL Injuries

Add Darrelle Revis to the list of superstar players who have suffered a non-contact ACL injury in recent years. Sunday's injury effectively ended ...

How to Tell if You Have an ACL Tear

Ever watched in amazement as an athlete fell to the ground in pain when no one even touched him after a jump? It doesn't take a doctorate degree t...

adidas Basketball Releases "The Return of D Rose," Episode 3: FOCUS

adidas Basketball has released the third episode of "The Return of D Rose," their video series documenting Rose's return to the court after suffering ...

How to Prevent Pre-Season Injuries, Part 2: ACL Exercises

One of the things athletes fear most is suffering an ACL injury. ACL tears are devastating. They can immediately change an entire season. The injure...

Train Your Gluteus Medius for Strong and Healthy Knees

The knee is the body's most poorly designed joint and the one most susceptible to injury. In the U.S. alone, over one million knee surgeries are p...

What Is the ACL?

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is the most often injured part of the knee. The ACL supports many actions commonly performed in sports, like...

adidas and D. Rose to Release "The Return of Derrick Rose" Video Series

Next week, adidas and Derrick Rose will debut "The Return of Derrick Rose," a multi-episode series documenting Rose's return to the court after suffer...

Training the Hips for Speed, Power and Agility, Part 1: Introduction

You've probably heard coaches say, "that guy has great hips"—referring to an athlete who moves fluidly and effortlessly in all directions. A key d...

3 ACL Injury Prevention Exercises for Women

It's a fact that girls have a higher risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than guys. Some studies show that women face up to a 10 times...

4 Exercises to Prevent ACL Injuries

The fear of sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear haunts many athletes, because the damage can be career threatening and rehab...

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