Posted by: Mindy Deno, PT, DPT on Nov 10, 2023

In the eyes of many young athletes, no situation can seem more hopeless than a serious knee injury that requires surgical repair. It may feel career-ending to some athletes, even those who have multiple sports seasons left on the horizon. Luckily, in most cases, this does not have to be the case.

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