Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

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This weeks article focuses on one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee, the ACL.  Several studies have been done to determine the risk factors for ACL injury. This weeks highlighted article summarizes the results of these studies to help gain a better understanding of causes of ACL injury as well as how to prevent it.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. LisaG says:

    This is a great summary article, literature review style. Where I practice I have one Ortho who loves to get semi-custom stabilization braces for all his ACL patients. I feel it is a waste of health care spending but I would be interested to hear what other clinicians are seeing with the ortho groups in regards to bracing after repairs.

  2. Sara W says:

    I was super interested to read about the theories on horemones and ACL strength. I had never thought about the menstral cycle affecting the strength of the ACL but I guess it makes sense. As the article describes, these theories are extremely hard to test but certainly have merit.

  3. K.R. says:

    I thought it was an interesting statistic that 70% of ACL injuries were of a non contact nature. I think with this population it is important to assess the movement patterns of the athlete and correct any faults with heavy repetitions (especially knee valgus) so that when they are performing their sport they will naturally move in an appropriate and “ACL friendly fashion”.

  4. Outstanding summary article. It does show that we have a lot more to study to get a better understanding of the causative factors and how we can train out some of the risk. It was nice to see that Fieldturf is better approximating the effects of grass and is a more controlled environment. I have to admit I hate leaving the rubber pebbles around the house but it does seem to help.

    One thing it does show: pre-season training can help and we need to put better efforts into producing effective and time-efficient programs for our players.

  5. Clancy Brown says:

    Greetings club! Click on the link below to see the results for this weeks article survey. Be sure to keep checking back as more members continue sharing their responses!

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