Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cut ACL Tears by 50%

Injury prevention strategy helps cut ACL tear rates 50% and reduces injury risk

Norwegian multidisciplinary approach shifts emphasis away from treating injuries.

ORTHOPAEDICS TODAY INTERNATIONAL 2007; 10:8 / July 2007 / By Susan M. Rapp

FLORENCE — Researchers at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center reported good results with their sports injury prevention trials after stepping up efforts in this area using a multidisciplinary approach.

A study of young handball players demonstrated the efficacy of warm-up drills and hamstring strengthening.“A simple warm-up program could reduce acute injuries in the 16- to 17-year-old population by 50%,” Roald Bahr, MD, PhD, said.

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