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Of some of the most devastating injuries that can occur to athletes and sedentary individuals alike, ACL tears seem to be the most common. The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine reports that 150,000 people tear their ACL annually. Sadly, if you’re an athlete who suffers a torn ACL, it may be the end of your athletic career. Not only is an ACL tear excruciating at the time of the injury, it can take easily over a year to recover from.  Furthermore, surgery is often the only real “cure” for an ACL tear. Unfortunately, for financial reasons or health considerations,...

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