Posts Tagged: ACL

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 »

Does Undergoing ACL Reconstruction Surgery Help Your Knee in the Future?

ACL reconstruction surgery has been scientifically proven to provide more stability to your knee. This treatment option allows you to get back to your regular activities, sports and work responsibilities that may require twisting, turning and jumping. While acl reconstruction surgery has proven to be a positive outcome to treat ACL tears, some patients decide against undergoing ACL reconstruction surgery for various… Read more »

Life After ACL Injury – Risk for Secondary Injury in Youth Athletes

“If You Have an ACL injury and Undergo Surgery, is There a Risk for Secondary Injury in Youth Athletes?” Understandably, many youth athletes, parents and physicians are concerned with secondary injury, especially following common injuries like an ACL injury. Youth athletes that undergo surgery following an ACL surgery should receive the best outcome for their future. Many athletes… Read more »

MRI Research Reveals Cause of ACL Injury

ACL injuries are responsible for pain, surgery and lots of physical therapy. Most of these injuries occur through non-contact sports or accidents sustained off of the courts or field. Researchers and physicians are working tirelessly to understand the cause of ACL injury to develop preventive programs to reduce this knee injury. Because of the current… Read more »

Doctor, What Happens to My Harvested Hamstring Tendon After ACL Surgery?

The most common graft used for ACL reconstructions is a hamstring tendon graft.  Once you’ve torn your ACL, you cannot sew the end of the ACL back together.  A ligament needs to be reconstructed. Most ligament reconstructions use the semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. These make up part of your hamstrings: the central part of your patellar tendon also known… Read more »