Injured Your ACL?

An ACL injury should be assessed by an expert within days, to improve treatment outcomes.

With more than a million ACL injuries per year, there are many treatment options and significant research into helping reduce suffering and improve results for the injured.

Our mission is to help support better patient outcomes through education and research.

Just injured your ACL?

Just injured your ACL?

Before you brace

Learn about the Cross Bracing Protocol

The Cross Bracing Protocol is a week by week treatment schedule developed by Drs Merv and Tom Cross. It may be appropriate for patients based on the ACL treatment decision framework. The Cross Bracing Protocol includes:
  • The bracing strategy
  • Aims of the treatment
  • Rehabilitation detail
A summary of this schedule is available within this site.
Bracing with the Cross Bracing Protocol
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Just injured?

Recommendations on how to manage your ACL injury

ACl anatomy

General information

Learn about the ACL, how injuries occur and  treatment options

Patient stories

Learn about other patients’ recovery journeys and experience, to help and inspire

What is the ACL?

Learn about the ACL and how it supports your knee, what goes wrong and the history of treatment

What are my options?

Surgery is sometimes necessary to support healing, but sometimes it is not. And surgery always ages the knee.

How can we help?

Years of research has produced a treatment protocol that helps assess the injury and then heal the ACL without resoring to surgery

Patient Stories

We have documented many cases of patients who have successfully recovered by following the treatment protocol. Without surgery. Read these find inspiring stories of similar injuries, tips and experience of following the protocol

Why follow the protocol?

Reduce time to recover

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Stronger body

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Lower chance of surgery

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Find a practitioner

We are building a database of practioners in the disciplines that support good ACL diagnosis and recovery

Good ACL healing will require a selection of skilled professionals. We are training them with the knowledge they need to follow our treatment protocol to reduce the time, cost and pain of healing.

These professionals will help you get back on your feet, and doing the things you love.




Sports medicine

Some articles that may be of interest

More are available after creating an account

BJSM Cross Bracing Protocol Article

The Cross Bracing Protocol research paper, recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, summarises years of research into developing a novel approach to treating ACL injuries without surgery.

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5 steps to healing an ACL

The ACL is arguably the most important ligament that stabilises the knee to facilitate a broad range of movements and activities. A progressive approach to healing is recommended

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Sports and ACL Injury Risk

Sports that involve rapid changes in direction, pivoting/side stepping sudden stops, jumping and landing or physical contact can all place stress on the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), making it susceptible to injury.

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