What is the Truth About Your ACL?

Summary: ACL injury is one of the most common sports injuries and also one of the most devastating. Learn tips to prevent ACL injuries and how to recover from them.
Air Date: 6/15/13
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Robert Marx, MD
Dr. Robert Marx is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Regarded among the world's top orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Marx has treated thousands of knee and shoulder injuries, and is well known for his expertise in ACL and complex multi-ligament knee reconstructive surgery. A former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Muscle and Fitness magazine, Dr. Marx has written a book on bone tumors and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading orthopedic and research journals, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

He was awarded with the 2003 O'Donoghue Sport Injury Research Award by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine for his study on determinants of knee injury following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Dr. Marx has appeared on national television and lectured extensively worldwide on knee and shoulder surgery, including the description of new surgical techniques he has developed. As a visiting professor of orthopedic surgery, he has been invited to speak at many academic institutions, including Harvard University and The Mayo Clinic. He also has his own personal website (, and is a regular contributor to the Hospital for Special Surgery's website (
What is the Truth About Your ACL?
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most common sports injuries and also one of the most devastating.

Orthopedic surgeon and leading ACL expert, Robert Marx, explains the basics of ACL tears, what you can do to prevent them and how to recover from ACL injuries in his new book The ACL Solution.

Written in partnership with physical therapist Grethe Myklebust, The ACL Solution offers nearly 50 ACL-specific exercises to strengthen the ligament for better balance, stability and endurance. This book offers helpful injury prevention advice for all ages and is a must-read for parents of young athletes, coaches or casual athletes alike.


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