Causes and Prevention by Rhea Bachani
Purpose of the ACL
How the ACL Can Get Injured
Some examples of this include:
- A football player making a fast cut and changing direction
- A gymnast la ding on a dismount
- A baseball player sliding into a base with his knee hyperextended, etc.
With a damaged ACL, the knee can become unstable and buckle.
Here are a few examples of stretches that can help strengthen the thigh muscles and lower the risk of ACL injuries:
"Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries-Topic Overview." WebMD. WebMD, 14 Nov. 2014.
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"Summit Medical Group - Hamstring Strain Exercises." Summit Medical Group - Hamstring Strain Exercises. N.p., 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
"What Happens When the ACL Tears?" What Happens When the ACL Tears? N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.