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Moira M.McCarthy, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

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ACL surgery may not shorten WNBA career

A common knee surgery that can sideline athletes for months does not ultimately affect the career length of women invited to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), according to a new study.

“With appropriate rehabilitation, ACL injuries do not mean an early end to an otherwise promising athletic career,” said lead author Dr. Moira McCarthy, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

McCarthy told Reuters Health she was surprised and impressed by just how many women enter the WNBA with a history of knee injury or surgery.

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