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What is an ACL injury and how is it treated?

Now that the Olympics are over, athletes all around the world are recuperating from an intense two weeks of competition. More aggressive sports like skiing and hockey definitely take a toll on the body, especially knees.

One of the most common types of knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. Athletes who do a lot of side to side leg movements, pivoting or planting tend to be at the highest risk.

Health Talk sat down with Jeff Macalena M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Minnesota, to discuss ACL injury and subsequent treatment options.

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