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A lot of the research on preventing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries has focused on women: women athletes injure their ACLs up to 8 times as often as men athletes.footnote 1 Although the following tips come from women's programs, they can help anyone prevent ACL injuries.
Plyometrics help build power, strength, and speed, and also help you practice landing skills. When you practice these skills, a coach can give you specific instructions and watch to be sure you are landing correctly.
Seroyer S, West R (2007). Anterior cruciate ligament section of Injuries specific to the female athlete. In PJ McMahon, ed., Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Sports Medicine, pp. 259–260. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Current as of:
July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineFreddie H. Fu MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Freddie H. Fu MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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