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 Concussions Increase ACL Injury Rates

Yes–athletes who have had a concussion are experiencing more lower-body injuries, which includes the dreaded ACL tear. But why? How can a brain injury...

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith Said He's Running a '4.5 40-Yard Dash' a Year After His Brutal Knee Injury

After missing his entire rookie season due to a severe knee injury, Jaylon Smith is looking good. Really good. The 21-year-old Dallas Cowboy...

Free Agent RB Danny Woodhead Is Running and Cutting Just Four Months After ACL Surgery

Danny Woodhead, the soon-to-be 32-year-old free agent running back, tore his ACL in the second game of the 2016 NFL season. He was lost for the season...

Skylar Diggins On Her Grueling ACL Recovery, a Whirlwind Off-Season and Why She's Finally Ready to Dominate

As the 2015 WNBA regular season wound down, Skylar Diggins was on a high. In her third season with the Tulsa Shock, the former Notre Dame point guard ...

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 ...

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