PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION OF NON-CONTACT ACL INJURY: NEW INFORMATION IN RECENT STUDIES

  • Bing Yu
  • Hui Liu
  • William E Garrett

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most common injuries in sports. Tremendous efforts have been made to prevent this devastating injury. Recent studies provided new information understanding ACL injury and the prevention and rehabilitation of the injury. Anterior translation of the tibia is the primary mechanism of the injury. Small knee flexion angle in landing tasks is a primary risk factor of the injury. Gender differences in movement patterns are likely due to differences in training and skill levels. New prevention programs need to be developed to improve compliance to prevention programs. Movement patterns may need to be evaluated in actual game conditions.
Published
2014-09-30