ACL Clinic

The right answer, the first time.

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An injury to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) can happen to active people of all ages. Whether your injury is to the ACL alone or a combined injury involving the meniscus, the ACL Specialty Clinic at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is where you can come for the most cutting-edge care. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, non-operative sports medicine physicians and physical therapists have special expertise in ACL injuries and will each play a role in your individualized treatment plan. You’ll have full support from our strength and conditioning coaches and access to our sports dietitian and sports psychologist as you embark on your recovery journey.

Choosing Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine means you’re choosing the clinic that will get you the right answer, the first time. Decades of ACL injury research and training guides our team to create the best plan for you, from prevention to treatment to rehabilitation. Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has developed many of the proven surgical techniques utilized in ACL reconstruction, giving you confidence that our team has every tool to help you return to your sport or activity safely after going through proper rehabilitation and our ‘Return to Sport’ program.

Some of the causes, conditions and treatment of ACL injuries include:


  • High-demand sports that involve cutting, pivoting, jumping, quick starts and stops, such as soccer, football, basketball, volleyball and lacrosse


  • ACL tears
  • Associated injuries to the ACL, such as meniscus, joint surface cartilage or other knee ligament injury
  • Meniscus root tears and lateral meniscus oblique radial tears


  • ACL surgery, including ligament reconstruction and meniscus repair
  • Physical therapy, activity modification, bracing

You’ll get the right diagnosis and treatment plan, the first time when you choose to get care from the experts at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Make an appointment today to start your prevention or recovery journey.

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I mean, they were there for me every step, from three days post-op to now. I’m here five days a week. They’re kind of like my second home. I know everybody here, it’s awesome.

Meghan Brown

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