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Risk Factors for ACL Tears

Risk Factors for ACL tears The ACL The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. The ACL plays a very important role in stabilizing the knee by maintaining the appropriate alignment of the tibia and femur. ACL injuries can occur...
RICE Treatment

RICE Treatment

RICE Treatment for Injuries What does RICE stand for?   REST. ICE. COMPRESSION. ELEVATE. For minor strains and sprains, the first recommendation often involves RICE treatment. These 4 steps include resting the injured area, applying ice to your injury, using...
Preventing an ACL Injury

Preventing an ACL Injury

Preventing an ACL Injury The ACL The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. The ACL plays a very important role in stabilizing the knee by maintaining the appropriate alignment of the tibia and femur. ACL injuries can occur in...

ACL Repair vs ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction vs ACL Repair Role of ACL The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) runs diagonally in the middle of the knee. The ACL is a primary stabilizer of the knee and serves many important functions.  Without an intact ACL, the knee joint may become unstable and...
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