Stiff Landings Are Associated With Increased ACL Injury Risk in Young Female Basketball and Floorball Players.

@article{Leppnen2017StiffLA,
  title={Stiff Landings Are Associated With Increased ACL Injury Risk in Young Female Basketball and Floorball Players.},
  author={Mari Lepp{\"a}nen and Kati Pasanen and Urho M Kujala and Tommi Juhani Vasankari and P Kannus and Sami {\"A}yr{\"a}m{\"o} and Tron Krosshaug and Roald Bahr and Janne Avela and Jarmo Perttunen and Jari P Parkkari},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={
          386-393
        }
}
BACKGROUND Few prospective studies have investigated the biomechanical risk factors of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between biomechanical characteristics of vertical drop jump (VDJ) performance and the risk of ACL injury in young female basketball and floorball players. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS At baseline, a total of 171 female basketball and floorball players (age range, 12-21 years) participated in a… CONTINUE READING
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