In this podcast, Dr. Matthew Provencher gives an expert opinion on:

What is an ACL Injury? (Surgery & Recovery)

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What is an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury? What is ACL Surgery? | EXPERT ANALYSIS Dr. Matthew Provencher (Steadman Clinic)

The ACL, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament, is one of several ligaments that stabilize your knee. Many sportspeople, whether professional or casual, may experience this awful injury. Premier Injuries offers expert analysis into what is an ACL Injury and options you have for recovery.

We speak to Dr. Matthew Provencher, a complex shoulder and knee specialist from the world-renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

In this episode, we look at the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), understand its function and discuss the process and protocols once an athlete has been diagnosed with functional instability.

0:00 What is an ACL & What is an ACL Injury?
03:40 When Does Someone Need an ACL Injury?
06:30 How Common Is the “Terrible Triad”?
08:56 Short History of ACL Injuries
11:30 Different ACL Surgery Techniques
16:44 How to choose when someone can return from ACL Injury?
17:15 Why psychology is key to recovering from an ACL Injury
22:20 The risk of reinjury and The Future of ACL Injuries?
25:00 How does the average person recover from an ACL Injury?
28:00 Why you can come back stronger from an ACL Injury
33:00 Can you prevent an ACL Injury

We touch upon the various techniques used in reconstructive surgery, recovery strategies and why Comprehensive Care of the Athlete is paramount to a successful return-to-play.

The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Matthew Provencher, MD, MBA, CAPT MC USNR
Complex Shoulder, Complex Knee and Sports Medicine

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