Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear is a devastating knee injury that can occur as a result of sudden change of direction or suddenly stopping or landing after a jump. Usually to repair the ACL you will need to undergo a surgical procedure. Recovery time can take anywhere from 8-12 months and in many cases there is possibility of long term loss of power. Post surgery you will need to undergo an extensive exercise rehabilitation to strengthen muscles surrounding ACL as well to relearn basic body movements.
Exercise rehabilitation is of a vital importance as it has shown to help reduce risk of re injuring ACL as well reduce any long term consequences of the initial injury. Unfortunately majority of people do not complete their rehabilitation or fail to follow through with the correct rehabilitation program.