Preventing ACL Injuries in Team-Sport Athletes: A Systematic Review of Training Interventions.
Summary of "Preventing ACL Injuries in Team-Sport Athletes: A Systematic Review of Training Interventions."
The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of training interventions aimed to prevent and to reduce anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACLI) rates in team sport players. We searched MEDLINE from January 1991 to July 2011 using the terms knee, ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, injury, prevention, training, exercise, and intervention. Nine out of 708 articles met the inclusion criteria and were independently rated by two reviewers using the McMaster Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Research Group scale. Consensus scores ranged from 3 to 8 out of 10. Seven out of nine studies demonstrated that training interventions have a preventive effect on ACLI. Collectively, the studies indicate there is moderate evidence to support the use of multifaceted training interventions, which consisted of stretching, proprioception, strength, plyometric and agility drills with additional verbal and/or visual feedback on proper landing technique to decrease the rate of ACLIs in team sport female athletes, while the paucity of data preclude any conclusions for male athletes.
a Center for Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences , Belgrade , Serbia.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Research in sports medicine (Print)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22742077
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2012.680988
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