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Wall Street Journal: New Steps to Help Prevent Knee Injuries in Teen Sports

Every year, an estimated 90,000 varsity high-school and college athletes suffer an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, which connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. Women are between four and six times as likely as men who play the same sports to be injured, partly because they rely more on ligaments to compensate for less-developed muscles, researchers say. While many new programs are being developed to help limit and prevent ACL injuries, experts say that no prevention program can be expected to stop all ACL injuries. A new piece in the Wall Street Journal examines these programs and spotlights several athletes and their different experiences with ACL injury.

Read the full article here.