Rationale for training programs to reduce anterior cruciate ligament injuries in Australian football.

@article{Lloyd2001RationaleFT,
  title={Rationale for training programs to reduce anterior cruciate ligament injuries in Australian football.},
  author={David G Lloyd},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={645-54; discussion 661}
}
  • David G Lloyd
  • Published 2001 in
    The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical…
This commentary presents the rationale for training programs to reduce the incidence of knee injuries. Our studies have revealed that the external knee loading patterns during sidestep cutting are what put the anterior cruciate ligament at greatest risk for injury. Compared to running, sidestep cutting involves similar levels of knee flexion loading but increased loading in varus-valgus and internal rotation of the knee, and these external loads need to be stabilized or supported by the… CONTINUE READING
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