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Young athletes who suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear risk further injury unless they seek early treatment, according to a recent study from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital and two collaborating institutions.
When Amy – runner, soccer coach and mom to three boys – experienced a complete tear of her left ACL, the orthopedic experts at UH worked around her busy schedule to get her up and running again.
A mid-air collision during a soccer game left high school athlete India with a game-stopping torn ACL. Learn how orthopedic surgeon, James Voos, MD, got her back in the game, pain-free.
When her knee pain got so bad it prevented her from enjoying even simple activities, like cooking and shopping, Brenda found relief with an innovative surgical procedure to replace both knees.
When high school gymnast, Ravenna Bala, experienced a partial ACL tear, she turned to the experts at University Hospitals for personalized care and achieved the best possible outcome.
When high school soccer player, Skanda Moorthy, tore his ACL, UH sports medicine experts used a personalized combination of surgery and physical therapy to get him back in the game.
When Lake Erie Monsters team captain, Bryan Lerg, ruptured his ACL during a game, surgical reconstruction of the ligament followed by intense physical therapy allowed him to return to the ice.
ACL tears are common in athletes, both women and men. Learn more about how five young women with torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs), were treated at UH and returned to their respective sports, better than ever.