The effectiveness of injury-prevention programs in reducing the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament sprains in adolescent athletes.

@article{Paszkewicz2012TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of injury-prevention programs in reducing the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament sprains in adolescent athletes.},
  author={Jeffrey Paszkewicz and Tristen Webb and Brian W. Waters and Cailee Welch McCarty and Bonnie L. Van Lunen},
  journal={Journal of sport rehabilitation},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={371-7}
}
CLINICAL SCENARIO There is a high incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in adolescents participating in pivoting sports such as soccer, basketball, and handball. Most ACL injuries in athletes are noncontact injuries, with a mechanism of sudden deceleration, change in direction, or landing from a jump. These mechanisms coupled with an increase in contraction of the quadriceps have been shown as risk factors for ACL injuries. Injuries to the ACL may require surgery, a long… CONTINUE READING
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