#3 Non-operative ACL management – fad of failure? With Kieran Richardson

Season #1

In this episode, I talk with Kieran Richardson about some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding ACL injury of the knee. The ultimate question becomes: "is surgery a necessity after ACL injury"?

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Connect with Jared and Keiran:

Kieran on Instagram: @global_specialist_physio

Jared on Instagram: @shoulder_physio

Jared on Twitter: @jaredpowell12

Watch the full conversation on Youtube here


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