Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Victoria, Australia 2005–2015

New study reports the rate of ACL injuries in 5-14 year olds in Victoria, Australia from 2005-2015. This article is open access. “There was a total of 320 cases and the overall annual rate of ACL injuries increased by 147.8% from 2.74 per 100,000 population in 2005/2006 to 6.79 per 100,000 in 2014/2015. The majority…

Critical components of neuromuscular training to reduce ACL injury risk in female athletes: meta-regression analysis

A systematic review on BJSM published Oct 2016 last year on the above topic. This article is not open access. “Results The meta-regression analyses identified age of participants, dosage of neuromuscular training, exercise variations within neuromuscular training and utilisation of verbal feedback as significant predictors of ACL injury reduction (p=0.01 in fixed-effects model, p=0.03 in…

“How Do I Know When I Am Ready To Play Again?” Return To Sport Testing For Athletes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery

A great blog entry by Mick Hughes in collaboration with ThePrehabGuys on RTS following ACL reconstruction. I love that the blog post was concise, easy to read and the videos really helped as well. Please do check it out: http://www.theprehabguys.com/how-do-i-know-when-i-am-ready-to-play-again-return-to-sport-testing-for-athletes-following-acl-reconstruction-surgery/