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Republished research: Prevention of acute knee injuries in adolescent female football players: cluster randomised controlled trial
  1. Markus Waldén, senior researcher1,2,
  2. Isam Atroshi, associate professor2,3,
  3. Henrik Magnusson, statistician4,
  4. Philippe Wagner, statistician5,
  5. Martin Hägglund, senior researcher4
  1. 1Division of Community Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics, Hässleholm-Kristianstad-Ystad Hospitals, 281 25 Hässleholm, Sweden
  3. 3Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, 221 84 Lund, Sweden
  4. 4Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University
  5. 5National Competence Centre for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Lund University
  1. Correspondence to M Waldén: markus.walden{at}

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Study question Does a neuromuscular warm-up programme reduce the rate of anterior cruciate ligament injury in adolescent female football players?

Summary answer The neuromuscular warm-up programme reduced the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament injury by 64%.

What is known and what this paper adds Knee injuries are common in football regardless of the playing level, and adolescent female players are more susceptible to anterior cruciate ligament injury than their male counterparts. Almost two thirds of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in adolescent female football players can be …

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