If your practice includes teen athletes, you’ve likely encountered at least one patient with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The incidence of ACL tears among child, teen and young adult athletes has reached near epidemic proportions: 400,000 athletes suffer a tear annually.
Primary care providers (PCPs) are often the first to detect a tear. Dennis Kramer, MD, orthopedic surgeon in Boston Children’s Hospital ACL Program, weighs in on PCPs’ role in ACL tear diagnosis and injury prevention. …Read More