ACL tears on the rise in children

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Ever notice how taxi cabs have more dents than Ferrari’s? It’s because taxi cabs are used more. The same could be true of a young person’s knees.

Over the past two decades, ACL tears among 6 to 18-year-old American children, increased more than two percent per year.  Children’s sports is more popular than ever.

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Richard Lehman explains.

 

 

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