*ACL Injury: When Can I Play?*

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) Injury devastates athletes of all ages. From the aspiring young athlete to the seasoned professional. Careers are interrupted and often ended by the ACL injury.

Research is taking place on the development of a tissue matrix that will help in healing the torn ligament. Until this is perfected the community will have to rely on auto grafts(our own tissue) and allografts(cadaver tissue) as a means of replacing the torn ligament responsible for stabilizing the knee, and maintaining the long-term health of the joint.

Reducing the risk of injury requires preparing the athlete to meet the sport-specific demands of the activity. Decreasing the exposure to injury is another way to impact the growing number of sports injury, specifically in the young athlete population.

Read more on Overexposing the Youth Athlete to Injury  http://goo.gl/6Hlf29

Read More on the Mechanism of Injury and Reducing the Risk of ACL Injury in Soccer http://goo.gl/MNpgAF

Read More on Teens and ACL Injury: Reducing the Exposure and Return to Play  http://goo.gl/ZWUilO

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