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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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...

Prevent ACL Injuries With This Hamstring-Focused Workout

An Injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, was once a career ending injury. Thankfully, we now see instances where athletes recover from ACL...

5 Exercises to Prevent ACL Tears

Fact: More than 70% of all Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries are non-contact related. Another fact: Many of these injuries can be prevented with the...

3 Ways to Protect Your Knees and Prevent ACL Injuries

ACL injury prevention exercises have been implemented into many training programs to help protect athlete's knees. While it is difficult to prevent knee...

WNBA Season Preview: New York Liberty Forward Essence Carson Returns From a Torn ACL

THUMP! Thump-thump. Essence Carson, forward for the WNBA's New York Liberty, hammers out a set of box jumps at The Hospital For Special Surgery o...

3 Training Keys For Reducing ACL Injuries

Despite the increasing awareness of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries, there continues to be a lack of focus on ACL Prevention Programs. The...

Can a 10-Minute Warm-Up Prevent ACL Tears?

Risk of injury is something all athletes face when they put on a uniform. Some injuries—like ACL tears, for example—require expensive surgerie...

3 Essential ACL Injury Prevention Exercises for Female Athletes

In my previous article, I discussed some of the causes of ACL injuries in female athletes. However, it's critical that we go in depth about what we can...

The Truth About Female ACL Injuries

Hands down one of the largest problems facing the female athlete is the female ACL injuries. Female athletes have been plagued with ACL problems as long...

Ask the Experts: How Can I Prevent an ACL Injury in Basketball?

Q: How can I prevent an ACL injury in basketball? A: Watching a basketball player suffer a gruesome ACL injury can scar you for life and make y...

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