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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3 Exercises to Prevent ACL Injuries

ACL injuries are unavoidable in sports. However, many ACL injuries could have been avoided with better preparation prior to competition. Although prev...

Returning to Football After an ACL Injury: The Adrian Peterson Way

It was not that long ago that an athlete's career was over if he or she "blew out" a knee (mostly referring to ACL injuries). It's a traumatic injur...

Anatomy of the Knee

Looking at how your knee moves, it might seem like it simply hinges back and forth. However, the knee is one of most complex joints, and it must be ab...

adidas Basketball Releases "The Return of D Rose," Episode 6: ALL IN

For the past few months, adidas Basketball has been documenting the progress of Chicago Bulls All-Star point guard Derrick Rose and his return to the ...

ACL Injury Prevention Tips for Female Athletes

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are common in female athletes, and they have serious consequences. Most of these injuries require surgery a...

How to Return to the Field After an ACL Injury

Surgery and rehabilitation after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury can be a long, stressful process. It takes most professional athletes ...

Nutrition Guidelines to Optimize ACL Rehab

From surgery to bracing to a combined surgical repair-reconstruction, there are many ways to approach rehabilitation following an ACL injury, depend...

Why Marcus Lattimore Will Return to Playing Form

On Oct. 27, 2012, the sports world stopped for a moment in horror as South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore crumbled to the ground in an SEC mat...

adidas Reveals D Rose 3 Alternate Away Limited Edition Sneaker

Fans of Derrick Rose know that he's rehabbing hard to get back on the court this NBA season, following his brutal ACL injury last April. adidas is...

ACL Facts Athletes Need to Know

The possibility of a knee injury looms ominously throughout an athlete's career. The most dreaded, the ACL tear, is known for robbing players of the...

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