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6 Ways to Ruin Your Knees

Expert tips on how to avoid damaging your knees.

6. Overlooking other muscles around the knees. continued...

As she awaits surgery to repair her torn ACL, Piplica tells WebMD that her perspective on long-term care for her knees has definitely changed. 

"Half of me is frustrated about not being able to skate sooner, but the other half knows how important it is to get better so I don't do this again.  I'm 27 years old with a serious knee injury preventing me from moving around.  So I need to look beyond just skating, skating, skating.  I don't want to have knee problems when I'm 40 or 50 because I'm not giving my body the kind of attention it needs right now."

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Reviewed on September 22, 2011

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