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Preventing ACL Injuries in Young Athletes

​Increasing numbers of young athletes, especially girls, are tearing their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, which provides stability to the knee. The increase is particularly dramatic in girls, in sports including high school soccer, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics.

To equip primary care doctors to evaluate these injuries, in May 2014 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report, “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention,” to guide doctors in diagnosing and treating ACL injuries in young athletes. 

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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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