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Effect of Intervention Programs on Reducing the Incidence of ACL Injuries, Improving Neuromuscular Deficiencies, and Enhancing Athletic Performance

  • Sue Barber-WestinEmail author
  • Frank R. Noyes
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Abstract

This chapter reviews the current available data regarding the effectiveness of the ACL intervention programs in reducing injury rates, improving knee kinematic and kinetic factors, and enhancing athletic performance indicators. Three programs published to date that reported ACL injury rates in female athletes according to athlete exposures statistically reduced the injury rate. A multitude of studies have analyzed the effectiveness of knee injury prevention programs in changing kinematic or kinetic factors in female athletes. However, the effectiveness of these programs in altering neuromuscular indices under reactive, unplanned, actual athletic conditions remains largely unknown. While many studies have documented changes in athletic performance indicators following ACL injury prevention training in female athletes, the results remain mixed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cincinnati Sportsmedicine Research and Education FoundationCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic CenterCincinnatiUSA

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