The ACL Solution; Prevention and Recovery for Sports Most Devastating Knee Injury

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-06-01
  • Publisher: Demos Health

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For many athletes, tearing the ACL is a devastating knee injury. In The ACL Solution, Dr. Robert G. Marx, orthopedic surgeon and world leading authority on ACL injury tells you everything you need to know about how to prevent it or recover if you are already injured. Close to 50 ACL-specific exercises are described by Dr. Myklebust, a physical therapist for the Norwegian national women’s handball, soccer and volleyball teams, and a world-renowned expert on the science of ACL injury prevention. You’ll learn how to better balance your body and strengthen the muscles around your knee to provide greater stability and endurance. Whether you're the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.

Author Biography

Dr. Robert Marx practices in New York City at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Rena and daughters Ella and Hannah. Dr. Grethe Myklebust practices at the Norwegian Olympic center as a specialist in Sports Physiotherapy in Oslo, Norway. She is an associate professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. Dr. Myklebust enjoys cross-country skiing, running and hiking.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Chris Gobrechtp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Fields of Painp. ix
Chapter 1: Anatomy and Function of the Kneep. 1
Chapter 2: The Fragile State of the ACLp. 11
Risk Factor #1: Cutting and Pivoting Sports (Non-contact Situations)p. 16
Risk Factor #2: Your Agep. 18
Risk Factor #3: Your Genderp. 20
Risk Factor #4: Prior ACL Reconstructionp. 24
Chapter 3: If Your ACL Tearsp. 25
Chapter 4: Surgical Treatmentsp. 41
Chapter 5: Returning Back to Actionp. 53
Chapter 6: The ACL Prevention Programp. 67
Chapter 7: Strength, Balance, and Plyometricsp. 75
Strengthp. 79
Balancep. 93
Plyometricsp. 103
Jumpingp. 113
Chapter 8: Running Exercises and Program Schemep. 125
Running Over Fieldp. 129
Running Through Coursep. 135
Comprehensive Warm-up Exercise Programp. 145
Chapter 9: Frequently Asked Questionsp. 147
Referencesp. 155
Indexp. 169
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