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Dr. Joseph Explains ACL Tears

Updated: Feb 24

ACL tears are one of the most common sports injuries, especially in the mountains where we have thousands of skiers and snowboarders at our resorts on a daily basis.

In this video, Dr. Joseph explains the injury, answering the following questions:

  • Where exactly is the ACL?

  • What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament responsible for?

  • Why do ACL Tears happen?

  • What does an ACL Tear feel like at the time of injury and why did I hear a "pop" when I tore the ACL?

  • Do partial ACL Tears need surgery?

  • Do complete ACL tears need surgery?

  • What is an ACL reconstruction?

  • What is the healing time for the ACL after surgery?

  • What is the difference between an autograft and an allograft?

This video will answer all these questions!

Dr. Terrell Joseph

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108 S. Frontage Road West 
Suite 206 
Vail, CO 81657 

Tel: 970-476-7220

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