Physical Therapy Blog – Page 2 – Elite Health & Fitness – Stoughton, MA
August 25, 2016
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Are you at Risk for tearing your ACL?

The ACL is one of the main ligaments that stabilizes the knee. It specifically limits knee hyperextension and rotation. Rupturing the ACL is becoming more common in the adolescent athlete and it often leads to surgery and a long rehabilitation. 70% of ACL injuries are non-contact and they often involve bad mechanics. Are you at risk for tearing your ACL? Risk Factors • females athletes are 8 times more likely to rupture their ACL than boys • sports that involve cutting, jumping, landing, decelerations (Soccer, volleyball, basketball, etc) • Lower extremity weakness: particularly weak hamstrings in relation to the quadriceps […]