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ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete

Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs

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Nearly a million anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur each year worldwide. Such injuries can cause long-term problems in the knee joint, including in particular the early onset of osteoarthritis. It has been evident for some time that a tremendous gender disparity exists in noncontact ACL injuries in sports, and this aspect has been the subject of intensive research.

This textbook, focusing on female athletes, reviews and discusses:
The short- and long-term impacts of ACL injuriesRisk factors and possible causes of the higher injury risk in femalesNeuromuscular training programs and their effectiveness in reducing noncontact ACL injury rates in femalesSports-specific programs for a range of sports with proven improvements in athletic performanceRehabilitation programs after ACL reconstruction that reduce the risk of a future injuryWorldwide implementation of neuromuscular retraining
The book will be of value to orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, sports medicine primary care physicians, and strength and conditioning specialists.

ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete
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  • $229.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Medical
  • Published: Jan 04, 2013
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Seller: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 548 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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