December 2013 - Orthopaedics Plus
ACL INJURY PREVENTION
ACL injuries are no rare occurance. Among high school athletes, football players and female soccer players are most likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Those injuries often require surgery and months of rehab, and can put young athletes at risk for arthritis years down the road.
The prevalence of these injuries among athletes is huge; however, protective measures can be taken to remain safe and decrease risk of an injury. Review these Pep Program tips here: http://smsmf.org/smsf-programs/pep-program