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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing anterior cruciate ligament injury?

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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Optimize mechanics

In young females there is good evidence that therapy programs designed to optimize knee/body mechanics with activities that involve cutting and jumping can reduce the incidence of acl injuries.
Developed programs are more likely found around larger cities. Alternatively one could avoid activities associated wtih higher incidence of acl injury (basketball, soccer, football, down-hill skiing, etc).

In brief: Optimize mechanics

In young females there is good evidence that therapy programs designed to optimize knee/body mechanics with activities that involve cutting and jumping can reduce the incidence of acl injuries.
Developed programs are more likely found around larger cities. Alternatively one could avoid activities associated wtih higher incidence of acl injury (basketball, soccer, football, down-hill skiing, etc).
Dr. Darren Corteen
Dr. Darren Corteen
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: A few ideas...

Sometimes, plain bad luck leads to an acl injury.
Missing a step, tripping and falling, playing with a child, etc. That being said, there are things you can do to minimize your risk of tearing your acl: avoid contact sports such as tackle football and rugby. Avoid skiing. Work on strengthening the muscles about your knee, including your hamstrings and quadriceps.

In brief: A few ideas...

Sometimes, plain bad luck leads to an acl injury.
Missing a step, tripping and falling, playing with a child, etc. That being said, there are things you can do to minimize your risk of tearing your acl: avoid contact sports such as tackle football and rugby. Avoid skiing. Work on strengthening the muscles about your knee, including your hamstrings and quadriceps.
Dr. Matthew Enna
Dr. Matthew Enna
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