While pivoting for a kick, Michelle felt a painful pop in her knee and knew something was terribly wrong. She had torn her ACL. 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. Now Michelle is back in action and feels stronger than before surgery.
With the increased exposure of professional female athletes, the powerful presence of women in sports today gives new meaning to the old adage, “You play like a girl!”
While research in women’s sports medicine continues to be a relatively new and cutting-edge field in orthopedic surgery, studies have shown that women are more susceptible to certain sports-related injuries — meaning they require specialized care.