This article about an assistant soccer coach at Acton-Boxborough High School in Massachusetts caught my attention because this is where I grew up.
As ACL injuries are incredibly common in female soccer players, it isn’t surprising that a coach would have suffered several ACL injuries herself. One study showed that a multi-sport female athlete had a nearly 10 percent risk of ACL injury during high school.
It has been 26 years since I started my orthopaedic residency, and so far we haven’t figured out:
1. How to prevent ACL injury in the first place and
2. How to reconstruct the ACL in such a way as to minimize re-injury.
The article is from the New England Soccer Journal, but unfortunately it’s gated for subscribers only.
(Image is a courtesy photo from the article.)