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ACL Injury

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ACL Knee Injury

Tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, inside your knee joint is known as an ACL injury. It most commonly occurs during sports-related activities that involve sudden stops and changes in direction, such as hockey and football. You may feel a loud "pop" sound, severe pain and/or knee swelling that worsens.

For proper diagnosis and treatment of an ACL injury, turn to Jefferson. 

Treating ACL Injuries

Your Jefferson physician will first offer treatment to reduce the pain and swelling in your knee, as well as help you regain normal movement, strengthening the muscles around your knee.

You and your physician will then decide if you need surgery and rehabilitation, or just rehabilitation.

Why Choose Jefferson for ACL Injury Treatment in Philadelphia?

We have one of the most comprehensive sports centers in the country, offering surgical, nonsurgical and physical therapy and rehabilitative care for all athletes of all ages, sports and levels of competition, from professionals to weekend warriors.

Each year we evaluate about 35,000 athletes and perform more than 4,000 reconstructive surgeries related to sports injuries. Our clients include the Philadelphia Eagles football team, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, Division I St. Joseph's University and several Division II and III universities and colleges.