Community Outreach


Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear is a devastating knee injury often sustained while participating in high impact sporting activities. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 250,000 ACL injuries occur annually in the United States with approximately 175,000 resulting in reconstructions.

Even though the ability to return to sports after reconstruction is between 80 and 95 percent, the long-term effects of an ACL injury can severely impact the patient’s quality of life. ONSF’s ACL injury prevention initiative recognizes the significant incidence of ACL tears in young athletes and the gender disparity in injury rates. Our goal is to introduce an ACL tear prevention program to our community with the hope of reducing the physical and emotional effects from injury through prevention.

This program is based on validated studies from Santa Monica and Cincinnati. Implementation of programs like this can lead to injury prevention in every community. For more information contact us


ThinkFirst is a non-profit National Injury Prevention Foundation dedicated to preventing brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through the education of individuals, community leaders and the creators of public policy. Read More >