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ACL Injury in the Female Athlete
  1. Holly Jacinda Silvers (hollysilverspt{at}
  1. Santa Monica Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/Res Found'n, United States
    1. Bert R. Mandelbaum (bmandelbau{at}
    1. Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Med Group, United States


      The relationship of gender, age and training on the incidence of ACL injury are pivotal in developing a comprehensive neuromuscular and proprioceptive training program to decrease ACL injuries occurring in female athletes. A prophylactic neuromuscular and proprioceptive training program may have a direct benefit in decreasing the number of ACL injuries incurred by female athletes. This research foundation endorses further epidemiological and biomechanical studies to determine the exact mechanism of ACL injury and the most effective intervention that will effectively decrease ACL injuries in this high-risk population.

      • ACL
      • Prevention

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