What is the ACL - IG

What is the ACL?

We interviewed renown orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nima Mehran to talk all about all things related to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. With over 200,000 ACL injuries per year and over half of those injured going to go surgery, the ACL is a hot topic within the performance and health fields alike. But what is the ACL? What does the ACL do? Do you need surgery after an ACL injury? We answered all those questions and more in this fantastic interview!

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Common ACL Rehab Questions With An Expert Physio

Check out this Q&A with world renown ACLr physio Mick Hughes talking about common ACL rehab questions. In this article, you’ll find a video with almost an hour of content answering common questions regarding ACL reconstruction rehab, reviewing the evidence surrounding ACLr, and debunking myths and misconceptions.

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Quad Sets for Quadriceps Activation

Quadriceps inhibition or the inability to feel/activate your quadriceps after major knee surgeries like ACL reconstruction can be a very frustrating early on in the rehabilitationย process. How is it possible that you can’t squeeze your quad?! Luckily for you, we’ll show you our top 7 cues and expert tips toย increase your quadriceps activation and get it firing again!

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I Just Injured My ACL, Now What? Your Guide to ACL Graft Options and Prehab with Dr. Nima Mehran

There are more than 200,000 ACL injuries each year in the United States alone, and approximately 65% of these injuries are treated with reconstructive surgery. ACL graft options and selection is one of the main topics of discussion between orthopedic surgeons and their patients. Numerous factors including patient age, occupation, and activity level, graft availability, surgical history, existing tendinopathy, and the experience and preference of the surgeon, should be considered prior to determining which type of graft will be used for reconstruction. We’ve teamed up with Dr. Nima Mehran, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, to cover everything you need to know about what you can do prior to surgery for maximal results, graft selection, and what to expect immediately after surgery. With this guide, you will no longer have to fear the unknown!

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Return To Sport Testing After ACL Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLr) is one of the most common surgeries performed due to a sports injury. ACLr rehab and ACL prevention training is one of the hottest topics in the sports medicine world. The reality is while 80% of ACL reconstruction (ACLr) patients return to some form of sport, only 65% return to the same sporting level and 55% return to sport at a competitive level within 1-2 years post ACLR (reference). In this article, we will cover ACL return to sport testing as well as some of the alarming statistics regarding this topic.

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MCL Injury Rehabilitation Considerations

This is an old article from the 2016 NFL season that covers MCL injury rehabilitation. To go directly to MCL injury rehabilitationย considerations, click here.ย 

A trio of star NFL running backs (Leโ€™Veon Bell, Matt Forte, and Reggie Bush) went down with MCL injuries this past week.ย 

Week 8 in the NFL was a crazy one. From the greatest fantasy football game ever in the form of the Giants vs Saints, to a Lions beatdown in London, and an overtime thriller on Monday Night Football between the Colts and Panthers, there was a ton of great football to watch. However, what tends to fly under the radar to unsuspecting fans is the absurd number of injuries that occur on a weekly basis. Week 8, in particular, was an injury-filled week that will not only have a drastic impact on teams moving forward, but also marks the beginning of an intensiveย rehabilitation program for those professional athletes who rely on their health to provide for their families.

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The Importance of the Gluteus Maximus and its Unusual Role in Medial Knee Collapse

Medial knee collapse, also known as knee valgus, is when the knee collapses or falls inward during any sort of weight bearing activity, like a squat, during gait, or during sport-specific movements like cutting. Knee valgus is characterized by hip adduction and hip internal rotation in a flexed hip position. This position of the knee is most commonly associated with a non-contact mechanism of injury of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and occurs in the running or jumping athlete during the deceleration phase of a cutting movement. The gluteus maximus plays an interesting role in medial knee collapse.

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