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ACL rupture is a single leg injury but a double leg problem: too much focus on ‘symmetry’ alone and that’s not enough!
  1. Anne Benjaminse1,2,
  2. Sinead Holden3,
  3. Gregory D Myer4,5,6
  1. 1 Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  2. 2 School of Sport Studies, Hanze University Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  3. 3 SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  4. 4 Division of Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  5. 5 Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  6. 6 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anne Benjaminse, Center for Human Movement Science, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, AV 9713, The Netherlands; a.benjaminse{at}umcg.nl

Abstract

The authors present their thoughts on the focus on targeting asymmetry in rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction, which they think may not be rich enough to identify deficits.

  • acl
  • injury prevention
  • rehabilitation
  • risk factor
  • neuromuscular
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  • Contributors GDM conceived the idea for the manuscript, and AB drafted the first manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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