ACL Research Retreat V: An Update on ACL Injury Risk and Prevention, March 25–27, 2010, Greensboro, NC

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Randy J. Schmitz, Associate Professor (Creator)
Sandra J. Shultz, Professor and Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Multiple factors, whether individually or in combination, likely contribute to noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Although research has increased our understanding of contributing factors, much remains unknown, and continued research is needed. To that end, the fifth ACL Research Retreat was held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, March 25–27, 2010. The retreat's ongoing mission is to (1) present and discuss the most recent research on ACL injury risk and prevention and (2) identify new research directives aimed at understanding the epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention of noncontact ACL injury. This year, 75 clinicians and researchers representing 6 countries participated.All the keynote presenters are expert scientists engaged in cutting-edge research on ACL injury risk and prevention. Edward Wojtys, MD; Stephen W. Marshall, PhD; Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC; and Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, focused on issues related to clinical and research considerations for ACL-injured pediatric and adolescent athletes, current trends in injury epidemiology, and new directions in risk-factor assessment and efficacy of injury-prevention programs. Forty podium and poster presentations were organized into thematic sessions: risk-factor assessment (specifically factors associated with spinal and trunk control, muscle strength and fatigue, anatomical and hormonal factors, and landing and cutting strategies), injury mechanisms, risk-factor screening, and prevention. A meeting hallmark is the substantial time provided for group discussion after each keynote address and thematic podium session. To close the meeting, participants revisited and updated the consensus statement from the 2008 ACL Research Retreat IV1 and charted new directions for future research. Following are the updated consensus statement, keynote presentation summaries, and abstracts organized by topic and presentation order.

Additional Information

Journal of Athletic Training 2010:45(5):499-508.
Language: English
Date: 2010
anterior cruciate ligament injury, ACL injury risk, risk factors, injury-prevention programs

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