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ACL injuries

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

As the fall sports season begins sports medicine doctors are gearing up for the injuries- and concerns that come with it. We have a few examples in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

Dr. Larry Benson is always prepared for anterior cruciate ligament tear of the knee.

A tear usually occurs when an athlete forcefully lands on a hyper extended knee or when the knee is hit from the lateral side while the foot is planted on the ground.

While the average person who tears an ACL does not need a surgery, most who want to compete in high level athletics should highly consider it.

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