The ACL Solution

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The ACL Solution

Prevention and Recovery for Sports' Most Devastating Knee Injury

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"In The ACL Solution, you'll find close to 50 ACL-specific exercises designed by Dr. Myklebust, a physical therapist for the Norwegian national women's handball, soccer and volleyball teams, and a world-renowned expert on the science of ACL injury prevention. You'll learn how to better balance your body and strengthen the muscles around your knee to provide greater stability and endurance. Whether you're the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.

The ACL Solution Features:

  • The Prevention Program, the center of this book, describes and illustrates the exercises that prevent ACL injuries.
  • A FAQ section, containing commonly asked questions by people who have had recent ACL tears.
  • An anatomy section that describes the anatomy of the knee

Product Details

  • Publication Date June 19, 2012
  • Page Count 192
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303335

Editorial Review(s)

“This is the answer for sports medicine’s most common injury.”—Jordan D. Metzl, MD, author of The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies

“This is the most credible and useful resource on preventing the dreaded ACL injury. It is a must-read for every soccer mom and dad globally.”—Vijay Vad, MD, author of Back Rx and the PBS national television special Stop Back Pain

“Having treated countless ACL injuries in athletes of all ages and levels of competition, Dr. Marx puts in one place everything you need to know about this injury and most importantly how to prevent it. This is a must-read for all athletes, coaches, trainers and physicians.”—Russell F. Warren, MD, Surgeon in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery, Team Physician, New York Giants

“Dr. Robert Marx is one of those rare orthopedic surgeons who is passionate, not only about repairing the body, but preventing it from being injured in the first place. If you are someone who cares about an athlete, a parent, a trainer, a coach, or if you are an athlete yourself, you need The ACL Solution to help prevent a devastating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury…”—Brett Fink, MD, Author of The Whole Foot Book

About The Author(s)

Dr. Robert Marx MD

Dr. Robert G. Marx is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Regarded among the world's top orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Marx has treated thousands of knee and shoulder injuries, and is well known for his expertise in ACL and complex multi-ligament knee reconstructive surgery. A former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Muscle and Fitness magazine, Dr. Marx has written a book on bone tumors and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading orthopedic and research journals, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. He was awarded with the 2003 O'Donoghue Sport Injury Research Award by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine for his study on determinants of knee injury following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Dr. Marx has appeared on national television and lectured extensively worldwide on knee and shoulder surgery, including the description of new surgical techniques he has developed. As a visiting professor of orthopedic surgery, he has been invited to speak at many academic institutions, including Harvard University and The Mayo Clinic. He also has his own personal website and is a regular contributor to the Hospital for Special Surgery's website.

Dr. Grethe Mykleburst PT, PhD

Dr. Grethe Myklebust practices at the Norwegian Olympic Sports Centre as a specialist in Sports Physiotherapy in Oslo, Norway. She is an associate professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. Dr. Myklebust enjoys cross-country skiing, running, and hiking.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fields of Pain
Chapter 1. How the Knee Works and What An ACL Is
Chapter 2. The Fragile State of the ACL
Chapter 3. What to Do If Your ACL Tears
Chapter 4. Getting Back In Action
Chapter 5. The ACL Protection Program
Chapter 6. Jumping Exercises
Chapter 7. Balance Exercises
Chapter 8. Strengthening Exercises
Chapter 9. Functional Exercises
Chapter 10. When Rehab Is Not Enough - Surgery
Chapter 11. Frequently Asked Questions