Freddie H. Fu MD


Treatment for ACL Injuries in Children and Teens

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children and teens are less common than in adults. But they do occur, especially in teens. An injury that hasn’t been treated (or one in which the treatment didn’t work) can lead to future knee problems. The knee may become more and more unstable. Over time, osteoarthritis…

Stretches to prevent an anterior cruciate ligament injury

Stretching your quadriceps and hamstrings can help prevent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Do these stretches gradually. Do not push or bounce the stretch. You should feel a stretch, not pain. Exhale as you begin the stretch. While you hold the stretch, inhale. Exhale as you relax. Quadriceps stretch Contract…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

What is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury? An anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone . The ACL keeps the knee stable. Injuries range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe, such as when the ligament tears…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a tear in one of the knee ligaments that join the upper leg bone to the lower leg bone. The ACL helps keep your knee stable. Your ACL can be injured if your knee joint is bent backward, twisted, or bent side to side. The chance of injury is higher if more than one of these…

Physical Rehabilitation for ACL Injuries

Your doctor or physical therapist will design a physical rehabilitation (rehab) program for you that takes into consideration your normal level of activity, physical fitness, and extent of your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. A rehab program should include: Flexibility exercises. Strengthening exercises…