Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries, with estimates reaching approximately 250,000 cases in the US per year [1]. In addition, patients treated with surgical reconstruction, or conservatively through rehabilitation and activity modification, have still been shown to be at increased risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA) earlier in life [2]. Researchers suspect that the failure of current ACL repair techniques is their inability to restore native functionality to the knee after injury.

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