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Sports Medicine in Review - What's new with ACL

Right knee-joint, from the front, showing interior ligaments. Public Domain

Athletes from different sports and of all ages have heard about it and fear it.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a three-letter injury that can end a professional athletic career or prevent one from happening.

The latest victim is Barcelona goal keeper, Victor Valdés. He will need surgery and he will miss the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Sports Medicine in Review - Non-communicable Diseases

World Health Organization NCDs

According to the World Health Organization, 36 million people die each year from non-communicable diseases. Of these deaths, 29 million occur in low and middle-income countries and 9 millions of all deaths are before the age of 60.

Non-communicable diseases pose a huge burden on health systems around the world due to the increasing costs for treatments and premature deaths.