Health & Nutrition - - ARTHRITIS SPECIAL -

Chil­dren and teens with ACL tears usu­ally are steered to­ward phys­i­cal ther­apy as the only treat­ment be­cause surgery in­volves drilling into the growth plates of the leg bones, which may pre­vent them from grow­ing prop­erly. The num­ber of youths with torn ACLs has in­creased in re­cent years, and some blame the ris­ing num­ber of chil­dren play­ing or­ga­nized, com­pet­i­tive sports year-round.

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