ACL Injury

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ACL Surgery Graft Options

When ACL surgery is necessary, a graft must be selected. Learn about your choices for reconstruction. ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure to replace the torn ligament for someone who has sustained an ACL tear. Once an individual has...

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How to Know If You Have an ACL Tear

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament are a common athletic injury of the knee. Here are the signs of an ACL tear and symptoms that may occur. An ACL tear most often occurs during sports or athletic events. About 80% of ACL tears occur without...

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Treating an Infected Knee After ACL Surgery

Infection after ACL surgery is rare. However, it does occur and fast treatment is required. Learn what may need to be done to heal the infection. One of the potential problems that can occur at the time of ACL surgery is an infection of...

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ACL Repair vs. ACL Reconstruction

ACL tears often require surgery, but until recently repair of the torn ligament hasn't been possible. New ACL repair techniques are being developed. The anterior cruciate ligament is one of four major ligaments in the knee joint. The...

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ACL Tears and Surgery in Adults

ACL injuries are becoming more common, and as our population stays active into their middle-aged years, we are seeing ACL tears in an older group. Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common sports-related injury that we often talk...

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ACL Tear Rehab: Duration of Recovery

Can ACL tear rehab be sped up? How long do you have to wait before returning to sports after ACL tear surgery? ACL reconstruction surgery is a common treatment used for athletes who injure their anterior cruciate ligament (the ACL). The ACL is one...

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Bracing After ACL Surgery

Knee braces are commonly prescribed after an ACL reconstruction surgery. There are questions if braces are necessary or if they prevent re-injury. The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four major ligaments in the knee. ACL tears may...

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Lachman Test for an ACL Tear

The Lachman test is the best test to diagnose an ACL tear. The test places stress on the ACL. Learn more. The Lachman test is used to diagnose an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The ACL is one of four major knee ligaments that contribute to...

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