Keep Your ACL in Top Shape as HSS Doctor Answers Your Questions

Darien Daily Voice—June 28, 2016

In a recently published article in the Darien Daily Voice, Robert G. Marx, MD, MSc, FRCSC, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions about ACL injuries and treatment.

For example, Dr. Marx responds to "Do I really need to have surgery for my torn ACL?" with the following answer: "Patients who participate in cutting and pivoting sports such as basketball, soccer and football have a very high chance of developing knee instability and their knees giving way if they don't have surgery for a torn ACL. Avoiding surgery can often lead to cartilage and meniscus damage. For older, more sedentary patients who are not participating in such sports, non-operative treatment may be an option."

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