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The Effect of Neuromuscular Training on the Incidence of Knee Injury in Female Athletes
This prospective study demonstrated a decreased incidence of knee injury in female athletes after a specific plyometric training program. Expand
Plyometric Training in Female Athletes
This program was designed to decrease landing forces by teaching neuromuscular control of the lower limb dur ing landing and to increase vertical jump height and may have a significant effect on knee stabilization and prevention of serious knee injury among female athletes. Expand
Biomechanical analysis of human ligament grafts used in knee-ligament repairs and reconstructions.
Grafts utilizing prepatellar retinacular tissues and others in which a somewhat narrow width of fascia lata or distal iliotibial tract is utilized are at risk for elongation and failure at low forces. Expand
Understanding and Preventing Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
A group of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, biomechanists, epidemiologists, and other scientists interested in this area of research met to review current knowledge on risk factors associated with noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Expand
Abnormal lower limb symmetry determined by function hop tests after anterior cruciate ligament rupture
This study assessed the sensitivity of four different types of one-legged hop tests to deter mine alterations in lower limb function in ACL deficient knees and found the tests have a high specificity and low false- positive rates. Expand
The strength of the anterior cruciate ligament in humans and Rhesus monkeys.
  • F. Noyes, E. Grood
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…
  • 1 December 1976
The mechanical properties of anterior cruciate bone-ligament-bone specimens from humans and rhesus monkeys were determined in tension to failure under high strain-rate conditions and significant reductions in strength and stiffness properties of ligament units were shown to occur with advancing age to a greater degree than expected. Expand
Quantitative assessment of functional limitations in normal and anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees.
Evaluated hopping, jumping, and cutting-type tests in determining lower extremity functional limitations in anterior cruciate ligament- (ACL) deficient knees found no statistical significance between right and left lower limb scores (limb symmetry index) as related to sports activity level, gender, or dominant side. Expand
Limits of movement in the human knee. Effect of sectioning the posterior cruciate ligament and posterolateral structures.
The authors applied specific forces and moments to the knees of fifteen whole lower limbs of cadavera and measured the position of the tibia at which the ligaments and the geometry of the joint limited motion, determining limits for anterior and posterior tibial translation, internal and external rotation, and varus and valgus angulation from zero to 90 degrees of flexion. Expand