Can kids tear their ACL?

Children can definitely tear their ACL but it is not as common as in adults. Most injuries to the ACL in the pediatric population results in a fracture to a small piece of bone called the tibial eminence. If the fracture is displaced it can be repaired arthroscopically. If it is non displaced it can be treated without surgery using either a brace or cast. The overall healing time is much quicker than with a typical ACL reconstruction. To read more about ACL tears please click on the following link:
ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury

2020-07-23T11:21:28-06:00 July 23rd, 2020|Articles|