The relationship between static posture and ACL injury in female athletes.

  title={The relationship between static posture and ACL injury in female athletes.},
  author={Janice Kaye Loudon and Willough Jenkins and Karen Lee Loudon},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  volume={24 2},
Female participation in athletics has increased dramatically over the last decade. Accompanying the increase in participation in sports is the increase incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between static postural faults in female athletes and the prevalence of noncontact ACL injury. Twenty ACL-injured females and 20 age-matched controls were evaluated. Seven variables were measured: standing pelvic position, hip position… CONTINUE READING
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