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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The Long Road Back: Carson Palmer's Grueling Recovery From a Torn ACL

The sky over Southern California is not sunny today. Black storm clouds loom over Ed Burke Field at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, where t...

Avoid ACL Injuries in Softball with PREP

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments that provide stability to the knee joined. ACL injuries are most common during...

Preventing ACL Injuries in Soccer Players

Soccer is an incredibly fast and dynamic game. Players are constantly sprinting, decelerating and changing direction to make plays on the pitch. All t...

3 Steps to Prevent Soccer ACL Injuries

It takes time to build speed and fitness for soccer. When players get injured, time does not stop. Too often, performance gains diminish, leaving ...

Prevent ACL Injuries With This Exercise

ACL injuries happen to the best of us, an unfortunate consequence of pushing your body to its limits. However, you can reduce the risk of an ACL i...

Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi Works Out Harder Than You—On a Torn ACL

Injuries suck. Any athlete can tell you that. But how you deal with an injury is what defines you as a player. Last January, Cedric Ogbuehi had the...

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is the last thing you want to hear your doctor tell you that is injured. Even though you can live life without...

Female Athletes: 4 Ways to Test if Your Knees Are Durable

This fall one of my newer athletes, a volleyball player, tore her meniscus – the cartilage in her knee.These are common knee injuries to a volleyball...

Impressive Advances in ACL Rehab

No one needs to be reminded that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most debilitating injuries in sports today. This year in th...

NaVorro Bowman Runs 4.5-Second 40-Yard Dash, is Poised to Return to Elite Form

Good news, Niners fans: reports out of Santa Clara indicate that NaVorro Bowman is progressing well as he rehabs from surgery to repair the torn A...

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