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ACL Injuries: Not Just Affecting Professional Athletes Anymore

Stamford Daily Voice—September 13, 2016

In a recently published article in the Stamford Daily Voice, Andrew D. Pearle, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains the growing statistics of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in athletes.

Dr. Pearle explains "Professional athletes are not alone; 200,000 ACL reconstructions are performed each year in the U.S. and the numbers are growing."

Dr. Pearle adds, "The ligament is tragically vulnerable and can tear as a result of a collision or from a non-contact event, such as cutting or pivoting. Often an athlete will tear his or her ACL just by landing awkwardly, without even being touched."

To read the full article, visit Stamford.DailyVoice.com.


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