"In America" with James Earl Jones to Highlight New Piece on ACL Injuries

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Sports injuries are featured on new programming for television.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons cites that Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common types of injury to the knee. On an upcoming segment of the television program, “In America,” host James Earl Jones will introduce a segment that explores what it is like to suffer this injury and the treatments that are available.

This injury happens frequently to athletes who participate in sports like basketball, football, and soccer. This injury also occurs from other activities that twist the knee such as tennis, snowboarding, and skiing. In fact, it can happen to anyone that finds him or herself in any situation, which puts extraordinary strain on the knee joint, even from something as simple as falling.

Depending on the severity of the injury, it may require surgery to repair the ligaments, especially if they are torn.

Join host James Earl Jones on the television show, “In America,” to understand more about Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries. Learn how to avoid these injuries, the latest techniques that doctors and sport medicine doctor specialists used to treat them, and how orthopedic surgeons repair them.

"In America" is an independent production that is distributed to Public Television Stations across the nation for airing at their discretion. It is not a production of APT or PBS, and is not affiliated with those organizations.

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