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► ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

Also known as: ACL

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

How many injuries are reported annually?

About 250,000 to 300,000 people per experience a complete ACL tear each year.

Who is most likely to sustain this type of injury?

Female high school and college athletes are three to four times more likely than their male athlete counterparts to sustain an ACL injury.


After an ACL surgery, one in four athletes will incur a second ACL injury.


Extensive rehabilitation with physical therapy is required after an ACL injury and the athlete must temporarily suspend participation in the chosen sport for an extended period.


Research shows that participation in a neuromuscular training program can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female athlete.

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