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ACL Injuries in High School Sports

ACL injuries in High School Sports

High school sports continue to be at the forefront of injury-related discussions. The increase in competition over the years is pushing the boundaries of what we expect of young athletes, and more and more we see injuries as a result of stress, over-use, and excess strain on the body.

At the high school level, athletes are expected to train to be faster and stronger than their rivals, and the pressure to perform is a very real issue. In terms of injuries, one of the most popular locations for injury is the knee. According to studies on high school injuries, the knee is the second most commonly injured area of the body behind the ankle; however, it is the leading injury for sports-related surgeries. Continue reading