3 Videos For Parents of Kids and Teens with ACL Tears

3 Videos For Parents of Kids and Teens with ACL Tears

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?

When we treat the pediatric ACL, we face the risk of disturbing the growth plates.
 

2. Why do we still recommend pediatric ACL surgery despite the risk?

Even though there is a risk to the growth plates, we often recommend pediatric ACL sugery to avoid the chance of early-onset arthritis.
 

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. 

Good luck!

Dr. Sterett


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