While pivoting for a kick during a martial arts grading examination, Michelle felt a painful pop in her knee and knew something was terribly wrong. Michelle went to her local doctor and learned she had torn her ACL. She knew that surgery was probably her only option to get back to her active lifestyle again, so she began to research experts in ACL reconstruction surgery. Michelle found comfort in Johns Hopkins, specifically sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Cosgarea, M.D., and knew traveling for care was going to be her best option. Michelle shares her experience of her ACL surgery with Cosgarea and what her life has been like since the surgery. To learn more about our orthopaedic services, please visit hopkinsmedicine.org/ortho. To schedule an appointment, call 443-997-2663 (BONE).