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Anterior Cruciate Ligament

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) helps keep the knee stable, and prevents it from sliding forward. When you have a Torn ACL, your knee can become painful and unstable. These stretches and exercises are for a non-operative or pre-operative injury. See Doctor Jo’s blog post about this at: http://www.askdoctorjo.com/content/acl-tear-stretches-exercises

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The ACL Repair. (these are good pictures for patients.. simple) Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources http://pinterest.com/sostherapy.

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from health enews

Keeping kids’ knees safe

With more kids playing sports and many getting involved in competitive training at a younger age, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have been on the rise for the past 20 years.

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from LIVESTRONG.COM

Exercises After ACL Repair

An exercise program will help you recover faster after your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is repaired. In fact, prolonged immobilization would be detrimental to this ligament, say Gregory S. Kolt and Lynn Snyder-Mackler in "Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise." Your ACL is one of four primary stabilizing ligaments in your knee, and its...

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A knee brace can serve many functions depending on the specific problem for which it is being used. If you have suffered a dislocated patella (kneecap), a brace can help keep the patella in the right place during walking, running and athletic activity. After knee surgery like a meniscus repair or an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, a knee brace may help stabilize the joint. A brace may also be used to stabilize the knee in the initial treatment of a fracture or strain and sprain to…