Nobody wants to deal with their child being hurt or injured. But, as I know from personal experience, having kids and teens who are active in competitive sports creates a potential for injuries, one of the scariest being ACL tears.
The good news is, we're miles and miles ahead of where we used to be in terms of our knowledge and experience treating this injury, both in adults and in the pediatric category.
If you are a parent of a child or teen with an ACL tear, you'll find these three videos useful as you begin to evaluate your options.
1. What is the biggest risk of operating on a child's ACL?
2. Why do we still recommend pediatric ACL surgery despite the risk?
Should my Teenager get ACL Surgery and What is The Risk?
Visit a specialist to get an expert opinion on your situation.
As always, we recommend visiting an orthopaedic sports medicine specialist to give you guidance on your child's specific injury.