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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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...

See the Latest Battle Armor in the Fight Against ACL Injuries

Every year, more than 100,000people undergo reconstructive surgery to repair torn ACLs, and hundreds of thousands more deal with other ACL-related...

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...

Jamaal Charles Shows Off Amazing Rehab Progress After Torn ACL: 'Nobody Doing This Four Months After Surgery'

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was on pace for another stellar campaign in 2015, before a torn ACL in Week 5 brought his NFL season ...

This On-Field Exam Offers Instant ACL Diagnosis as Accurately as an MRI

A simple hand-off up the middle. Three yards and a cloud of dust. The ref''s whistle blows the play dead. Several behemoths patiently untangle their l...

How Travis Benjamin Went From One-Dimensional Speedster to True Number One Receiver

Coming out of the University of Miami, Travis Benjamin was known for one thing—pure speed. The turbocharged wide receiver and return specialist cloc...

Female Athletes: 3 Plyometric Exercises That Prevent Knee Injuries

Since female athletes are 3.5 times more susceptible to ACL injuries, their is a necessity for a plyometric program to reduce injury. A plyometric...

Holiday Wish List: DonJoy WEBTECH Knee Brace Provides More Support with Less Bulk

Having previously torn my PCL, I've tried a lot of different knee braces. Carbon fiber braces worn by a lot of football players offer the most sup...

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