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ACL Tears Rising Among Teen Girls

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 15, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 8:55

Guest: Mackenzie Herzog, Doctoral Candidate, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health There’s an alarming trend among teen athletes: the number of ACL tears—that’s when one of the crucial stabilizing ligaments in the knee rips or is severed—are on the rise, especially in young women. This is from a new report published in JAMA Pediatrics.  Find exercises for preventing ACL injuries here.