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How can you prevent anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury ?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Neuromuscular traini: Research has shown that the incidence of non-contact ACL injury can be reduced anywhere from 20% to 80% by engaging in regular neuromuscular training that is designed to enhance proprioception, balance, proper movement patterns and muscle strength.
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Train neuromuscular: There is evidence to show that neuromuscular training including plyometrics, balance, and technique training, as well as heightened awareness of injury biomechanics, reduce the risk of serious injury in female athletes. What specific exericises, sequence, intensity and duration remains unknown.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What injuries does the anterior cruciate ligament prevent?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Knee instability: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) is one of four major ligaments in the knee to help maintain knee stability (the others include the posterior cruciate ligament - pcl, lateral collateral ligament - lcl, and the medial collateral ligament - mcl). The ACL is the most significant of the four and helps prevent the lower leg from sliding forward from the upper leg.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What could cause anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury ?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Knee hyperextension: The ACL may tear when certain movements of the knee place a great strain on the acl. Hyperextension of the knee, that is, if the knee is straightened more than 10 degrees beyond its normal fully straightened position, is a very common cause of an torn acl. This position of the knee forces the lower leg excessively forward in relation to the upper leg. Pivoting injuries of the knee with exc.

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