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Infographic: Trends in paediatric and adolescent ACL injuries
  1. Louise Shaw,
  2. Caroline F Finch,
  3. Sheree Bekker
  1. Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Louise Shaw, Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia; louise.shaw{at}federation.edu.au

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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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