• How The Knee Works And What The ACL Is
  • What To Do If Your ACL Tears
  • The ACL Protection Program
  • When Rehabilitation Is Not Enough
For many athletes, tearing the ACL is a devastating knee injury. In The ACL Solution, Dr. Robert G. Marx, orthopedic surgeon at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and world leading authority on ACL injury tells you everything you need to know about how to prevent it or recover if you are already injured. Close to 50 ACL-specific exercises are described by Dr. Myklebust, a physical therapist for the Norwegian national women's handball, soccer and volleyball teams, and a world-renowned expert on the science of ACL injury prevention. You'll learn how to better balance your body and strengthen the muscles around your knee to provide greater stability and endurance. Whether you're the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.

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Olympic star's injury prevention plan:
Soccer star Alex Morgan tore her ACL when she was in high school, but she went on to win Olympic gold in the 2012 summer games.



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How to Prevent ACL Injuries in Young Athletes:
An Interview with Dr. Robert Marx of the Hospital
for Special Surgery.

Robert G. Marx, MD

Dr. Robert G. MarxDr. Robert G. Marx practices in New York City at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is world renowned for his expertise in ACL and complex multi-ligament knee reconstructive surgery and lectures extensively on these topics at international conferences. Dr. Marx has published a text book and more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading orthopedic and research journals, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. He was awarded the 2003 O'Donoghue Sports Injury Award by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine for his study on determinants of knee re-injury following ACL tears. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Rena and daughters Ella and Hannah. Dr. Marx and his family play ice hockey, golf, and swim.
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Grethe Myklebust, PT, PhD

Dr. Grethe MyklebustDr. Grethe Myklebust practices at the Norwegian Olympic Sports Centre as a specialist in Sports Physiotherapy in Oslo, Norway. She is an associate professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. She lives in Oslo, with her partner Lill-Karin. Dr. Myklebust enjoys cross-country skiing, running, and hiking.

Brian Boyle

Brian Boyle graduated from Yale University and is currently studying medicine at Harvard.
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The ACL Solution is a finalist for the
2012 Foreword Books Awards in the
Sports Category.