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ACL Post Op Prep List

Little Things To Do Before Surgery So That You Can Survive After Surgery. Presented in no particular order, here are a few things you usually don't hear about, but that can be real lifesavers.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur most often to athletes, typically as a result from collisions in contact sports or twisting and pivoting motions under full body weight or coming to a hard, fast stop and then cutting, twisting or jumping. Football, basketball, downhill skiing, snowboarding, squash and tennis all take their toll on amateur and pro athletes' ACLs. Ligaments are the tough fibrous bundles that lash bones together. In the knee, four separate ligament groups attach the end of the femur (the thigh bone) to the relatively flat head of the tibia (shin) and provide joint stability. On the outside face of the joint is the lateral collateral ligament (LCL); on the inside is the medial collateral ligament (MCL). Together, the LCL and the MCL provide side-to-side stability to the joint. Beneath the knee cap (patella) are the criss-crossed anterior and posterior (front and back) cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL), which also stabilize the knee. All four ligaments are susceptible to injury, and the ACL in particular. The ACL provides joint stability, reinforces the MCL and prevents the tibia from rotating and sliding too far forward (hyperextension) during physical activity. The ACL also contributes to rotation motions of the knee.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee. The ligament is most commonly injured during an athletic activity. This injury has received a great deal of attention from orthopedic surgeons over the past 15 years and very successful operations to reconstruct the torn anterior cruciate ligament have been invented.

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Collateral Ligament Tears

The Collateral Ligaments are commonly injured structures in the knee. These injuries can occur in many ways. The injury usually involves a significant force, such as a fall while skiing or a direct force to the side of the leg.

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Life after Surgery Suggestions from Patients

Here's the list of what you should consider doing before surgery to be ready for life after surgery!!

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is one of the less commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Understanding this injury and developing new ways for treatment for this injury has lagged behind the other cruciate ligament in the knee, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), probably because there are far fewer PCL injuries than ACL injuries.

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ACL other knee inuries popular

The Stone Foundation at the Stone Clinic - Knee

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ACL Reconstruction popular

AAOS Online Service Fact SheetACL Reconstruction

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ACL BBS

Bob's Kneeboard: The Online Community for ACL reconstruction and knee rehabilitation

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ACL Reconstruction

SCOI Presents ACL Reconstruction

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Angelo's ACL Place

This site is dedicated to those special people who have undergone or will undergo an ACL Reconstruction!!

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery: Patient Guide to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction

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Bob's Bum Knees

Bob Willmot's anterior curciate ligament injury and reconstruction

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