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Media attention and parental concern have recently brought a higher awareness to ACL injuries in children and adolescents,1 2 given their potential for unfavourable healthcare costs and outcomes in the long term.3 4 Greater demands being placed on youth athletes through increased training, younger sports specialisation and emphasis on year-round competitive play have led to an increase in the diagnosis of sports-specific knee injuries.3 However, there is little research into the trends of ACL injuries in this population. …
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