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Basketball, with its running, sudden stops, cutting side to side, jumping, and pivoting, can lead to injury. Learn more about basketball injuries and prevention.

Common Basketball Injuries

 Some of the most common basketball-related knee injuries include:

For a complete list of knee-related injuries, diagnostics, and therapies, visit our Education Center.

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Featured Patient Story
MCL, ACL, Torn Meniscus during Basketball

I injured myself playing basketball in January 2004 and had ACL reconstructure surgery 2 months later in March 2004. In retrospect I should have waited longer, but I was stupid and stubborn.

My knee was still swollen from the original injury, and the surgery just added to the swelling and pain. Consequently the recovery has taken much longer than it should, and it hasn't gone as smoothly.

It's now almost a year post surgery, and I still have pretty bad muscle atrophy...

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