Repairing a young athlete’s ACL tear
Many athletes fear they may someday feel the tear of an ACL, but if they do, it doesn't have to be career-ending. With the right treatment, care team and mindset, athletes can heal and safely return to their sport. We've pioneered new techniques to best heal growing athletes physically and mentally.
Read more about what an ACL tear is
ACL injury treatment options and resources
Choosing the best ACL graft for your young athlete's surgery can be challenging. There are two ways surgeons reconstruct the ACL: from either the patient's own knee, which is called an autograft, or using tissue from a donor, which is called an allograft.
Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.