ACL Tears – A Major Sports Medicine Injury

By R. Stephen Lucie, MD

ACL Tears – A Major Sports Medicine Injury

By: R. Stephen Lucie, MD

Dr. Stephen Lucie

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Dr. Stephen Lucie treats a number of both surgical and non-surgical sports problems including running injuries and fitness problems. He also is  a leader in total joint replacements including knees, hips, and shoulders.

ACL Tears or Torn ACL

A torn ACL can be a very painful and debilitating injury which
weakens and destabilizes the knee. This can be the worst
news a sports medicine physician can bring to his coach or
report to bring to his weekend warrior patient for his of her
coach. Until about 15 years ago, a knee injury such as this
often ended an athlete’s career. Attempts at ACL reconstruction were often met with stiff or arthritic knees because the
types of repair or reconstruction were not biomechanically sound.

If you want to see a video about a Torn ACL, go to: ACL


If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, go to: or call 904-858-7045


Where is Telemedicine frequently used?

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.


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