ACL Tear: Michelle's Story

ACL Surgery | Michelle's Story

While pivoting for a kick during a martial arts grading examination, Michelle felt a painful pop in her knee and knew something was terribly wrong. She had torn her ACL. Michelle was determined to get back to her active lifestyle and find a doctor who understood her goals. She traveled to Johns Hopkins for ACL reconstruction surgery under the care of sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Cosgarea, M.D. Now Michelle is back in action and feels stronger than before surgery. Watch her inspiring story.

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Michelle's Sports Medicine Specialist

Johns Hopkins Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine experts are here to help injured athletes of all ages get back in action. We treat a range of sports-related conditions such as ACL tears and rotator cuff injuries, with the focus on helping you return to your sport safely.