Knee injuries are common in youth athletes with up to 1 in 4 athletes at risk of sustaining this type of injury. Approximately one-third of patients seen in the Banff Sport Medicine Clinic are youth. For example, the Clinic assesses approximately 1500 acute knee injuries in patients aged 5 to 24 each year.
What happens to the bone after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury? This is the question our Research Team hopes to help answer as part of a three year clinical research collaboration with the Bone Imaging Laboratory at the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, University of Calgary.
Rehabilitation following Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction is an essential part of a full recovery. The ultimate goal of this rehabilitation program is to restore functional ability and enable you to return to your sport or physical activities, with a reduced risk for additional injury.