every hero starts from zero.

OPERATION ZERO

1.35 million children

seen in emergency departments with sports-related injuries each year*


$935 million medical cost

for sports injury emergency department visits each year*


between 100,000 to 200,000 

ACL+ ruptures each year*


1 in 3500 

annual incidence of ACL injuries in the general population*

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT AND

INJURY RISK REDUCTION

FOR FEMALE ATHLETES

2 to 8 times more likely

for girls to tear their ACL than boys


14 to 17 year old females

have the highest incident rates of ACL injury


10 times greater risk

of developing degenerative knee arthritis in adulthood after a childhood ACL injury


2 to 3 times greater risk

of future injury in players with one or more previous injuries than those without

*In the United States

+Anterior cruciate ligament of the knee