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An ACL tear is a tear in the ligament in your knee. It is the tissue that connects the thigh bone to the shinbone in our knee. It affects many athletes in the following sports: basketball, skiing, tennis, soccer, and football. In many cases, when the ACL is torn, it is due to a sudden stop in action, landing a jump incorrectly, a direct blow to the knee like a tackle in football, or change in direction. The most common heard noise is a “pop” sound when the ACL is torn. Your knee may begin to swell, and in some cases may be too painful to put any weight on it at all. Studies have shown that women athletes are more likely to receive an ACL tear than male athletes. All ACL injuries are different which means the recovery time will be different also. Typically it takes 6-9 months to heal and return to most physical activities. For some contact sports, it might be best to let the ACL heal even longer to allow for harder hits in the future. A physician will be able to tell you what is best for your specific situation.  CLICK ON THE VIDEO LINK BELOW TO SEE AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION WITH LEAH RAUCH, OUR TRAINER.

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