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Ava McKane

Greenlawn, NY
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6 years ago, I heard the infamous words that are every soccer player's biggest nightmare - I had torn my ACL and meniscus. After a very successful reconstruction surgery by Dr. Robert Marx, coupled with 10 months of hard work and physical therapy, I made a perfect recovery and went on to play soccer at the collegiate level. Unfortunately, 11 months ago, on the very day that I was supposed to return to college for preseason, I had a freak skateboarding accident coming home from my final training session at my local soccer field. One of my wheels got stuck on a rock, the board stopped in place, I flew off and landed on one leg. My foot planted and leg locked out. I felt the sensation that I hoped to never feel again in my lifetime... I tore my other ACL and meniscus. Despite the difficulty I faced coming to terms with missing my junior season, and the realization that I would have to devote myself to rehab for the next year, I knew that Dr. Marx and the Ivy Rehab/HSS Center of Excellence would take care of me one more time. Therefore, I never had a doubt in my mind that I would make another full recovery! Nearly one year post knee surgery I am now back on the field, am 100% confident in my knee, and feel stronger than ever before, all thanks to the incredible support from Ivy Rehab/HSS!