Advances in Rehab, Research Help Athletes Recover from ACL Injuries

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Sun and sand are typically a winning combination, so it’s no surprise that Corey Jackson and his Columbia Outlaws teammates were all smiles at a beach rugby tournament this past January.

That all changed during their last game.

“Second half, I’m going in for a tackle to stop a guy from scoring,” Jackson said. “Sure enough, we're going to the ground, and I heard this loud pop. I was like, ‘Oh, that's not great.’”

Jackson’s injury was one of the most common knee injuries — a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. Torn ACLs affect more than 100,000 people in the U.S. each year. Although ACL injuries occur most often during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, they can also happen on the farm or at home.

See how rehab for this type of injury has advanced, and learn about research that could help ease the recovery process for future patients.

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