Tag Archives: ACL
youth acl injuries

Expert Advice on Youth ACL Injuries

Expert orthopedic surgeons from the AOSSM share their advice on youth ACL injuries.

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ACL reconstruction revision rates

Do ACL Hamstring Grafts Fail More than Patellar Tendon Grafts?

This month’s issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine included two studies comparing the revision rates of ACL reconstruction between hamstring grafts and patellar tendon grafts of over 25,000 people.

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Knee Flexion Range of Motion ACL Rehabilitation

6 Keys to the Early Phases of Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery

While everyone wants to talk about advanced exercises and return to sport, it is probably infinitely more important to assure that the early phases of rehabilitation go well to avoid complications and allow more advanced drills down the road.

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Show and Go, ACL Rehabilitation, and Exercises to Target Specific Hamstring Muscles

This week’s Stuff You Should Read comes from Eric Cressey and Sports Medicine Research.

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Biomechanics of TRX Squat Variations

Biomechanical implications of squat variations performed using the TRX Suspension System.

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Assessing and Treating Loss of Knee Extension Range of Motion

Assessing and treating loss of knee extension range of motion is an important component of rehabilitation following any knee surgery.

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Loss of knee extension

What has the Biggest Impact on Outcomes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery?

Loss of knee extension has a dramatic impact on gait, muscle activity, and normal tibiofemoral and patellofemoral arthrokinematics. Recent research shows loss of extension also leads to the development of early osteoarthritis.

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lateral step down test

Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Impairs the Lateral Step Down Test

Deficits with ankle dorsiflexion mobility can have a dramatic impact on functional movements such as deep squatting, lunging, and the lateral step down.  If you are familiar with the functional movement screen, you know that this is taken into consideration when a person does not grade out with a perfect score on many of the […]

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