Posts Tagged: acl injury

8 Facts from a Recent Study on ACL Reconstructions from the American Journal of Sports Medicine

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is a double board-certified surgeon in the fields of orthopedic surgery and also sports medicine. Her combination of specialties means that she spends a lot of time working with injured athletes around Louisville, KY. One of the most common injuries among high school and college athletes are torn Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs)…. Read more »

Facts of Re-Injury Rates in Younger Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction

A torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, more commonly known as an ACL, can be a difficult injury for a high school or college athlete to sustain. Unfortunately, they are also the most common injuries sustained by athletes. Football, soccer, hockey, and basketball players are highly likely to sustain an ACL injury over their athletic career and… Read more »

Are There Benefits in Undergoing ACL Reconstruction After 60?

ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament and this part of the human body runs between the femur and the tibia. It is one of a pair of cruciate ligaments in the human knee. The other is the Posterior Cruciate Ligament which is located deeper within the knee joint. When an ACL is injured, or torn,… Read more »

Top 9 Things to Know About ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often referred to as ACL injuries, are the most common knee injuries athletes suffer. While an extremely active individual could possibly suffer this type of injury, an ACL tear is most common in athletes. This is because of the stop and start movements associated with sports such as football, basketball, hockey and more…. Read more »

Sports Injury FAQs

Sports injuries, such as concussions and injured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs), are common occurrences across a wide variety of sports. While both injuries are well known, Sport Injury FAQs are helpful in learning about cause, prevention, and treatment among athletes. One very common topic of sport injury FAQs are concussions. They are very common injuries in sports… Read more »

ACL Reconstruction Surgery and Sports Participation in Athletes

We’re constantly learning new information regarding ACL injuries and sports participation. This common sports injury requires extensive rehabilitation, handwork and commitment. And there is always the fear of tearing the ACL again for athletes that gotten back out on the court or field. While every case is specific for each athlete and injury, new information about ACL reconstruction surgery… Read more »

Facts About ACL Injury Including Possible Risks of Delaying ACL Surgery

The anterior cruciate ligament or ACL is one of 4 primary ligaments located in your knee. It works to attach the tibia to the femur. ACL injuries are one of the most common knee injuries for athletes involved in sports like soccer, football and basketball. ACL tears may occur when the knee is twisted, bent, pulled backwards or… Read more »

Genetics and ACL Injuries in Women

ACL Injuries in Women – Do Genes Play a Role? There has been a potential identification of the genes that may control the higher risk of the ACL injury in women compared to men. It is estimated that over 200,000 ACL injuries occur in United States every year. There is a disproportionate number of non-contact injuries occurring in… Read more »

Dancing and ACL Tear

Why do dancers (ballet and modern) have a lower incidence of ACL injury compared to other athletes? A great study conducted at the Harkness Center for Dance injuries in New York City in conjunction with the Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases looked at the biomechanics of landing from a jump between the two… Read more »

ACL Injury Risk and Soccer Players

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL injury risk is a common sports injury for many athletes, especially in certain sports. Soccer is a sport that has a higher than average ACL injury risk. Research led by Dr. Brophy and colleagues (2014) at Washington University Orthopedics examines the mechanisms of ACL injury risk for soccer… Read more »