Editorial. ACL Injury in the Female Athlete: A Multifactorial Problem That Remains Poorly Understood

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sandra J. Shultz, Professor and Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Since 1996, when the first report of sex differences in neuromuscular function appeared in the literature with the aim of understanding why physically active females are at greater risk of injuring the ACL than their male counterparts, many authors have reported on sex differences in neuromuscular and biomechanical function. Based on this collective literature, clear sex differences in muscle activation and movement patterns have been identified, leading to the focus on neuromuscular and biomechanical factors as the key reasons for the sex differences in ACL injury rates. In turn, prevention programs have been developed to reduce dynamic knee loading through neuromuscular training.

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Journal of Athletic Training: Sep/Oct 2008, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 455-455.
Language: English
Date: 2008
ACL injury, sex differences, female athletes, risk factors

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