Episode 48: Why are ACL injuries increasing among kids?

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In the Zone
ACL tears are occurring more commonly in very young athletes. What might explain this increase? And how has the treatment and surgical management evolved in recent years?

That’s Gotta Hurt
David Ortiz – Boston Red Sox designated hitter
Brett Gardner – New York Yankees left fielder
Darius Lipford – University of North Carolina linebacker
Troy Polamalu – Pittsburgh Steelers safety
Dillon Gee – New York Mets pitcher

Ask Dr. Geier
How are patella tendon ruptures repaired? Will I be able to return to sports after surgery?
Do I need surgery for subluxing peroneal tendons of the ankle?
When can I hike after ACL reconstruction?
What can I do for my trochanteric bursitis of my hip?
Should I find surgeon more experienced with treating my problem?

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