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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5 Simple Knee Injury Prevention Exercises

It's easy to take your knees for granted. They support your entire body and allow you to take thousands of steps every day. For athletes, they withsta...

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

For as long as sports have been played, a torn ACL has been a season-ending injury. A full recovery typically takes six to nine months, and countl...

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

On January 12, 2014, at the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Mile High Stadium, Chris Harris J...

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....

Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles Shows Off His ACL Recovery With Impressive Ladder Work

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has elite NFL quickness. But the four-time Pro Bowler wasn't able to use his speed much last year, be...

5 Badass Performances by Athletes Playing Through Significant Injury

Playing through injuries in sports is almost like a right of passage. It isn't exactly smart or safe, but it's one reason why we now know more abo...

WATCH: College Softball Player With Torn ACL Gets One Last Hit

Athletes want to finish their careers on a high note. One of the worst things that can happen to an athlete is to be injured at the end of his or ...

Your Complete Guide to Recovering From an ACL Tear

You can't completely prevent a torn ACL, but you CAN decrease the incidence of non-contact injuries and reinjuries. When an athlete throws their body...

Tyrann Mathieu Goes Vegan, Is Recovering From ACL Surgery 'Like Wolverine'

Photo via cbssports.com When the Arizona Cardinals lost safety Tyrann Mathieu to a torn ACL with two games left in the 2015 regular season, it imm...

Radical New Surgery Allows You To Regrow Your ACL

Unfortunately, ACL injuries aren't going away any time soon. Although strength coaches and athletic trainers take greater preventative measures...

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