Cruciate recovery challenge overcome by expert re-think

There’s no hiding from it, cruciate injuries are serious. They used to keep players sidelined for over a year and cost football clubs millions. Medical experts and surgeons had to find ways to get these prized assets back to the pitch quicker but safely. Many people questioned these new methods.

PA ImagesREHABILITATION these days is more active than before. Apparatus like braces and supports can be used at different stages of the recovery process to get players to return quicker to the game. They can look quite mechanical and are made up of light weight metals and carbon fibre. The better understanding of how the body works and repairs itself means that sports scientists and performance coaches are used in tandem with a clubs medical team.


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