Acl: Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Changing direction rapidly, stopping suddenly, slowing down while running, landing from a jump incorrectly, and direct contact or collision, such as a football tackle, are some of the causes of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. Phillip DePaola, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains changing of direction rapidly is the most common one. "We do have a portion of our population that can have grade one or even almost a grade two ACL sprain and can be treated conservatively and return back to their activities."

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