ACL injuries

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ACL Injuries: Who, How, and why? “Doc, I fell and twisted my knee. I heard a pop. It hurt briefly. When I stood up, the knee felt as if it was not underneath me, and the knee gave way. It swelled up by the next day and ever since feels as though it would pop out when I twist or even cross the street quickly.” In almost all cases the above complaints occur due to …

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…are forced to drastically change their lifestyles while recovering. After re-constructive surgery and an adequate and successful rehabilitation program, the patient should expect a full recovery and be able to compete at the same level they had before the injury. With proper precautionary measures ACL injuries are avoidable, but completely eliminating them is impossible. As long as people choose active lifestyles, ACL injuries are a threat athletes will just have to live with. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**