ACL injury prevention programs can help prevent nearly three-quarters of ACL injuries in children and young adults, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics study. For more on ACL injuries and prevention, visit http://ow.ly/wA7Q2.
ACL injury prevention programs focus on strengthening the hamstring muscles to protect the ACL and to teach athletes to pivot correctly and land correctly, with knees bend and facing straight ahead. These programs not only protect young athletes but give an additional benefit to make this training more attractive to coaches and performers.
Dr. Amanda Weiss-Kelly discusses ACL injuries and provides additional details on the benefits of ACL injury prevention programs.