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."

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