Manchester High School’s Devin Allman knows how to come back to win soccer games so when an ACL injury tried to sideline him, he knew it would take determination and his team – at Akron Children’s – to overcome it. “I honestly can’t remember a time I didn’t play soccer. I’ve been playing competitively on […]
Megan Hutson is one determined student-athlete. The Archbishop Hoban High School senior who “craves” competition has overcome not 1 – but 2 – season-ending injuries. As a child, Megan’s parents never had to urge her to go outside and play. She could often be found at basketball, soccer, softball or track practice. She also liked […]
ACL surgery has come a long way and is now getting players back on the field faster. But are they returning too soon? I think for many players, yes.
In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Kerwyn Jones, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Akron Children’s, found genes may explain the higher rates of ACL injuries for female athletes.
Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the four major ligaments in the knee, are one of the most common injuries in young athletes.
After recent talks in Chicago, I realized there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the issue about when athletes can return to play after an injury.