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Pier Paolo Mariani, Luca Laudani, Jacopo E. Rocchi, Arrigo Giombini and Andrea Macaluso

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most common traumatic injuries among physically active individuals. Surgical reconstruction remains the standard approach for athletes who aim to return to high-level sporting activities and aims to re-establish the ligamentous stability of the

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Dawn T. Gulick

The prevalence of knee disorders is estimated at more than 50% in a lifetime. 1 , 2 There are approximately 250,000 to 300,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries per year in the United States. 2 , 3 There are over 175,000 reconstructions annually. 2 , 3 Athletes involved in high

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Aaron Nelson, Nathan Koslakiewicz and Thomas Gus Almonroeder

Surgical reconstruction is recommended for athletes following an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. 1 Unfortunately, nearly 25% of young athletes who return to sports following an ACL reconstruction suffer a second ACL injury during their career. 2 Interestingly, in many instances, the

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Amy R. Barchek, Shelby E. Baez, Matthew C. Hoch and Johanna M. Hoch

et al 6 Hubbard-Turner et al 8 Kuenze et al 7 Glaviano et al 5 Study title Objectively measured physical activity in patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Physical activity levels in college students with chronic ankle instability Relationship between physical activity and clinical

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Brad W. Willis, Katie Hocker, Swithin Razu, Aaron D. Gray, Marjorie Skubic, Seth L. Sherman, Samantha Kurkowski and Trent M. Guess

Each year an estimated 38,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are sustained by females in the United States with a 34% increase in ACL reconstruction rates between 2002 and 2014. 1 Unfortunately, those suffering from an ACL injury require long-term rehabilitation with a higher risk for

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Kathryn Mills, Aula Idris, Thu-An Pham, John Porte, Mark Wiggins and Manolya Kavakli

In court sports, the specific action that results in the highest incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is landing from a jump while exhibiting dynamic knee valgus. 1 , 2 This movement, typified by rapid excessive knee abduction, is exhibited more frequently and to higher magnitudes

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Nathan Millikan, Dustin R. Grooms, Brett Hoffman and Janet E. Simon

cognitive variables interact, 19 , 38 as video analysis indicates many noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries occur almost immediately after initial contact during landing, cutting, and movement with the knee in full extension, 19 , 39 , 40 and typically with many players or visual distractors in

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Christie Powell, Jody Jensen and Samantha Johnson

movement assessment was suggested as an effective method for injury prevention and return-to-play criteria. 28 With the concept of functional movement assessment in mind, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have received considerable attention in the last 20 years. The focus has been on preventative

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Francesca Genoese, Shelby Baez and Johanna M. Hoch

. 1 , 2 Among these, two frequently observed knee-related athletic injuries include patellofemoral pain (PFP) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures. 3 , 4 After experiencing knee injury, patients encounter physical impairments that are often the primary focus of musculoskeletal

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Marissa L. Mason, Marissa N. Clemons, Kaylyn B. LaBarre, Nicole R. Szymczak and Nicole J. Chimera

Clinical Scenario Lower-extremity (LE) injuries are common in the athletic population, especially injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). 1 These injuries can be career ending for athletes and result in costs in the United States of approximately 1 billion dollars annually. 2 The large