Rachel Rabinowitz was playing in a soccer tournament when she suddenly heard a series of pops and felt excruciating pain in her knee. Rachel had suffered one of the most common sports injuries—she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). After surgery and months of rehabilitation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Rachel, returned to the soccer field where she continues to excel in her favorite sport.
When Rachel first hurt her ACL, the most important stabilizing ligament in the knee, she knew there would be a tough course ahead of her. But thanks to Children’s and our leading Sports Medicine Program, she is back to pedaling at full speed. One of the few programs in the country with the expertise needed to care for the growing bodies of young athletes, the Children’s Sports Medicine program offers comprehensive medical and orthopaedic services for student-athletes at the elite, collegiate, high school and middle school levels.