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Double-bundle versus single-bundle ACL reconstruction at 10-year follow-up. Which technique will win?

Background: A long-term follow-up comparing double-bundle and single-bundle techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has not...
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British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM)

Can you spot the risky mechanisms for ACL injuries on the football pitch? This will show you how! #Knees

Mick Hughes goes deep on some myths regarding ACL injury.

NEW BLOG! ACL: True or False.

In my latest blog I attempt to dispel a couple of myths surrounding ACL injury. I hope you enjoy the read!…/2…/08/18/ACL-Fact-vs-Fiction

There are many misconceptions surrounding ACL injury, ACL rehab and ACL injury prevention. More that I can cover in great detail today. However, what I will dis...
Injuries to the ACL are a common sports related injury and have been the subject of decades of debate and research. During my nearly 30 years as a
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NLPT offers Dry Needling as a part of the rehabilitation process.

Females ages 13-17 have experienced a 59% increase in the # of required reconstruction procedures over the last 13 yrs, researchers said.

There’s good evidence that these programs can be effective at reducing injuries but the problem is nobody’s doing them.

Can doing an exercise program really decrease the risk for tearing your ACL? If so, which athletes should do them, and how long should they continue doing them?
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Ian McMahan: The tiny band of connective tissue in the center of the knee has been the downfall of many a top athlete, but not all ACL injuries are created equal
Dr. Jeremy Lewis PhD, FCSP, Consultant Physiotherapist and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research (@JeremyLewisPT) talks about rotator cuff shoulder pain, inc...

225 high school athletes (40% females) performed a one repetition maximum (1RM) barbell squat to measure lower extremity strength. There were 63 knee injuries i...ncluding 18 ACL injuries. Weak females had x9.5 higher odds of sustaining a knee injury and x7 higher odds of an ACL injury. For females, lifting 105% of bodyweight was the best cut-off for distinguishing high vs low risk. No strength–injury relationships were seen in males.

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Background The role of lower extremity (LE) muscle strength for predicting traumatic knee injury in youth athletes is largely unknown. Aims The aim was to investigate the influence of LE muscle strength on traumatic knee injury in youth female and male athletes. Methods 225 athletes (40% females) fr...

Please attend our community discussion on ACL Injuries in Athletes.

I spent a good part of this past weekend watching my daughter compete in a dance competition. Like many athletes, she played multiple sports as a
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A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found no significant difference between individuals who received surgery and those who received physical therapy alone, thus avoiding the unnecessarily invasive procedure and related costs.