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Acl Tear

Is THIS Why Women Are More Likely To Tear Their ACL?

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Women are known to have a significantly higher risk than men of experiencing an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear in the knee, and a new study may...

Female Athletes Up to 8 Times More Likely to Have ACL Injuries -- This Video Can Help

Kate Carr | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Carr

Female athletes are eight times more likely to have ACL injuries than male athletes. There are plenty of theories for this discrepancy ranging from physical differences to hormone levels. Either way, there are stretches and exercises all athletes can do to help prevent these injuries.

It Is Time To Start Talking ACL Tear Prevention

Jake Fischer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Sports
Jake Fischer

While the NFL is cracking down on head injuries and the MLB continues to investigate performance-enhancing drugs, many are overlooking one of the biggest health issues in all of sports: the ACL tear.

Lindsey Vonn's Multiligament Knee Injury, Explained

Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Champion skier Lindsey Vonn is in the hospital following a Tuesday night crash during the opening day of the women's Super-G at the Alpine world champ...

Football Season Means ACL Tears

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 12.14.2012 | Sports
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the more common injuries to the knee, and the incidence of such tears is even greater in high-demand athletes. Unfortunately, football stars Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets and Brian Cushing of the Texans can attest to this firsthand.

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.

Rehab Before Surgery For ACL Tears In Amateur Athletes

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Attention, weekend athletes: Don't be too quick to agree to surgery for a common type of knee ligament tear. A study of Swedish amat...

Basketball Season Changed by ACL Tears

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

The Wizards' star Josh Howard and Purdue's forward Robbie Hummel tore their ACLs a few weeks ago on the court, ending their season and potentially changing the fate of their teams' title hopes.

ACL Tears Are All Too Common During Skiing

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

To make a long story short, skiing without an ACL is certainly possible, but a decision that must be made with a careful understanding of the risk and benefits.