Recovery of Hip Muscle Strength After ACL Injury and Reconstruction: Implications for Reducing the Risk of Reinjury

  • Sanjeev Bhatia
  • Jorge Chahla
  • Mark E. Cinque
  • Michael B. Ellman


Recovery of lower extremity muscular strength and neuromuscular control are two of the most vital aspects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation, as well as efforts to prevent noncontact ACL injury. There is strong evidence regarding the association between decreased hip range of motion, particularly internal and external rotation, and noncontact ACL injury. Given that females are at greater risk for ACL injury compared with males, increased emphasis has been placed on identifying risk factors in the hip as well as throughout the kinetic chain for this injury. In this chapter, we discuss the relationship between hip and knee injury patterns and its implications for ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation and noncontact ACL injury prevention efforts.


Hip mechanics FAI–ACL injury Hip rehabilitation Hip muscle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjeev Bhatia
    • 1
  • Jorge Chahla
    • 2
  • Mark E. Cinque
    • 3
  • Michael B. Ellman
    • 4
  1. 1.Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation CenterCincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Mercy HealthCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Steadman-Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  3. 3.Stanford School of MedicineStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  4. 4.Hip Arthroscopy and Joint PreservationPanorama Orthopedics & Spine CenterDenverUSA

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