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Arthritis Prevention Among ACL Patients

It has become increasingly common for young athletes to dedicate themselves solely to one sport, which increases the risk of sport-specific injuries. 

One injury that has been occurring with a great deal more frequency, among young athletes in particular, is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. What is troubling about this injury to ligaments of the knee is that nearly 70% of ACL injuries in young athletes lead to early-onset arthritis, a degenerative arthritis that causes breakdown of cartilage in the joints. With this in mind, the physical therapist may want to alter the rehabilitation program of ACL patients, limiting certain activities after injury, or changing the length of time that patients must wait before they resume playing sports.

An ACL injury - like any injury - should be treated by professionals with an eye to long-term recovery. Proper treatment now can prevent complications down the line. Our expert staff of physical therapists will work with you, one-on-one, to create a program that will get you healthy now and keep you healthy later on, whether you're recovering from a sports injury or a fall. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 949-429-3220 or visit our facility at 27136 B. Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano. 

P.S. The ACL injury is the most common knee-ligament injury of the four ligaments of the knee. Try our latest approach in knee injuries with THOR laser.