The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among competitive Alpine skiers: a 25-year investigation.

@article{Pujol2007TheIO,
  title={The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among competitive Alpine skiers: a 25-year investigation.},
  author={Nicolas Pujol and Marie Philippe Rousseaux Blanchi and Pierre Chambat},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={1070-4}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the evolution of anterior cruciate ligament injury rates among elite alpine skiers. PURPOSE To evaluate epidemiologic aspects of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among competitive alpine skiers during the last 25 years. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive epidemiology study. METHODS Data were collected from elite French national teams (379 athletes: 188 women and 191 men) from 1980 to 2005. RESULTS Fifty-three of the female skiers (28.2%) and 52 of the male… CONTINUE READING
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