A lot of the research on preventing
anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries has focused
on women: women athletes injure their ACLs up to 8 times as often as men
athletes.footnote 1 Although the following tips come from
women's programs, they can help anyone prevent ACL injuries.
Plyometrics help build power, strength,
and speed, and also help you practice landing skills. When you practice these
skills, a coach can give you specific instructions and watch to be sure you are
CitationsSeroyer S, West R (2007). Anterior cruciate ligament section of Injuries specific to the female athlete. In PJ McMahon, ed., Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Sports Medicine, pp. 259-260. New York: McGraw-Hill.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFreddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Freddie H. Fu, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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