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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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...

Corrective Exercises for Knee Valgus

I've seen a huge change in the fitness industry in the corrective exercises department - their time is spent trying to fix weaknesses from poor posture!...

ACL Surgery Recovery: A Timeline

The ACL injury has long been the most well known injury in sports. Now, it has gone from a career ending injury to one that has revitalized careers....

Zamst ZK-7 Knee Support System Reinforces Your Game

The engine is running hot for the upcoming football season. But did you know that knee injuries account for roughly 15 percent of all football injuri...

What Can NFL Players Do to Lower the Risk of ACL Injuries?

Jeremy Maclin Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin is out for the season with a torn ACL. Maclin isn't the only player whose season ended be...

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