early ACL repair

Early Surgical Reconstruction of ACL After Tear Yields Better results Study Finds

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A new study has revealed that early surgical reconstruction of ACL after a tear produces better results. This is promising news for athletes who are at an increased risk of developing the injury. ACL tears can be extremely painful and greatly…
genes and ACL injury

Genes Could Play a Role in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

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New research from the Lund University in Sweden, has revealed our genes could play a critical role in anterior cruciate ligament injury. The study looked at identical as well as fraternal twins to see whether genetics played a role. Here,…
ACL graft recovery

When to Return to Play: Predicting When Your ACL Graft Has Healed

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One of the most common questions athletes have after undergoing an ACL graft, is when they can return to play. Like any surgery, it is important for patients to rest and recover until they are fully healed. Returning too soon to sport increases…
ACL tears

ACL Tears Can Do Real Damage to the Brain, Study Finds

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Trauma to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, has been found to also do real damage to the brain in a new study. It is already known that ACL tears can lead to some degree of permanent loss of joint function. However, the reason behind this…

FA Take Action to Reduce Incidence of ACL Injuries in Women’s Football

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The FA is launching new studies to try and understand why so many female football players experience ACL injuries in the sport. The move comes after 12 players from the Women’s Super League and Championship suffered ACL injuries from the game. Here,…
ACL rehab

Why your quads matter in ACL rehab

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We’re all aware that knee injuries are far and away the most common serious injury in the Union code, especially ACL tears. It’s the price we pay for the sport we play: unlike other codes, Union is a succession of grind-it-out, stop-and-start…
knee injury diagnosis

New mini MRI scanner could improve knee injury diagnosis

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging: it’s a thing of medical brilliance. A large tube packed with strong magnets that shoot out radio waves, its ability to safely and effectively visualise tissue has transformed the field of medical diagnosis since…
female ACL injury

Contraceptive pill could help protect women from ACL knee injuries

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Everyone in the sports medicine community is aware that, due to a combination of hormonal and physiological reasons, women are far more prone to female ACL injury, but the truth is far more jaw-dropping:  women are actually eight to ten times…
ACL Reconstruction Surgery London

New therapy could slow down bone loss after ACL reconstruction surgery

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An Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction is a very effective procedure that can put right years of punishment on the knee, but there’s a downside – people who have undergone ACL reconstruction often face bone and muscle loss immediately…
ACL reconstruction in female athletes

Higher rate of knee injuries found in female athletes after ACL reconstruction

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We’ve already discussed data emanating from the USA about the higher rate of ACL injuries amongst female athletes when compared to their male counterparts – and a new study from over the Atlantic not only confirms that, but also reveals…