ACL Injuries  QA with Dr Jay Lee
R. Jay Lee, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, discusses anterior cruciate ligament injuries (ACL) and explains how the injuries occur, the signs and symptoms, how they are treated and how to prevent an ACL injury. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/orthopaedic-surgery/specialty-areas/sports-medicine/ Questions answered: 1. What is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? 0:03 2. How does an ACL injury occur? 0:25 3. What age group accounts for most ACL injuries? 0:42 4. Are ACL injuries more common in female athletes? 1:05 5. What are the signs and symptoms of a possible ACL tear? 1:21 6. What should I do if I think I have injured my ACL? 1:42 7. How will my doctor diagnose an ACL tear? 2:15 8. What are my treatment options if I have an ACL tear? 2:45 9. What is an ACL reconstruction? 3:15 10. Can I have a reconstruction if I am still growing? 3:29 11. Are there risks to delaying my ACL reconstruction? 3:43 12. Should I have my own tissue used for my ACL reconstruction? 4:08 13. What are some techniques to reduce ACL injury risk? 4:35 14. What is recovery like after an ACL tear? 5:07