The Connection Journey: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
Our experienced family
When Carolyn tore her ACL during a tournament last year, she feared that it could be career-ending. Her parents Mary and Tim still remember her initial devastation. Now, they're all looking forward to Carolyn living out her soccer dreams.
Our new family
Erin recently tore her ACL during soccer practice. She knows she's out for this season, but she and her mom Carla want to ensure Erin fully heals before getting back on the field so she can continue playing the sports she loves.
Our pediatric experts can tell families a lot about their child's new diagnosis and the treatment to come. One thing they can't often tell them: how they will feel.
That's why we connected a family who has been through ACL reconstruction surgery with a family who's been there – to answer questions, to shed light and to offer hope – from diagnosis to surgery to rehabilitation. Conversations heal. Follow the journey on the following pages.
ACL injury recovery is different for every athlete, but it helps to hear from someone who has been there and got back on the field. Our experienced family shares advice and encouragement for the challenging times of recovery and rehabilitation.
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