Reducing ACL Injuries in Female Athletes
St. Anna, Leilani
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Neuromuscular training programs that include plyometric and strengthening exercises significantly reduce noncontact ACL injuries in female soccer and handball players older than 14 years. (Strength of Recommendation: A, based on a meta-analysis). Contact ACL injuries in soccer and handball players were not included in the meta-analysis. There were not enough participants in other sports to determine whether neuromuscular training programs would reduce noncontact ACL injuries in those athletes.
Clinical Inquiries, 2011 (MU)
American Family Physician, 83(2) 2011: 210-211.