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ALC Injury Prevention Programs: More Widespread Use Urged

While reconstructive surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is more successful, the rates of ACL injury, especially in girls, continues to rise, says Lyle Micheli, MD, Director, Division of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston, and preventing such injuries remains a challenge.  There are now prevention programs that have been shown to reduce the risk of ACL injuries in girls, but they are not being used widely enough, he says.
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