Weak in the Knees:  Regaining Strength with Knee Ligament Reconstruction

Weak in the Knees: Regaining Strength with Knee Ligament Reconstruction

by Shearly (SU)
ACL injuries account for 40% of all sports injuries.1 According to a study by researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), there has been an epidemic of ACL damage among young athletes – with many of these patients requiring subsequent surgeries later in life.2 So, why is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament so susceptible to damage?