Event Title

Prevention Programs: The Answer to ACL Injuries in Female Athletes?

Presenter Information

Brooke Chandor, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Described as, The largest single problem in orthopaedic sports medicine, an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury occurs at least three times every minute in the United States. A rupture of the ACL, the ligament primarily responsible for the stabilization of the knee, will end an athlete's season, and potentially his or her career. Today, the probability of sustaining an ACL injury is extremely high for female athletes due to neuromuscular, biological, and hormonal factors. Furthermore, the current gold standard of ACL repair, known as ACL reconstruction, is an imperfect technique at best and often leaves the patient with troublesome side effects for life. The answer to this epidemic lies with prevention programs and their widespread implementation. To date, prevention programs are the only proven, efficient method to diminish the incidence of ACL injuries in female athletes across the United States.

Faculty Sponsor

Jim Fleming

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Science, Technology and Society Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1062

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Prevention Programs: The Answer to ACL Injuries in Female Athletes?

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Described as, The largest single problem in orthopaedic sports medicine, an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury occurs at least three times every minute in the United States. A rupture of the ACL, the ligament primarily responsible for the stabilization of the knee, will end an athlete's season, and potentially his or her career. Today, the probability of sustaining an ACL injury is extremely high for female athletes due to neuromuscular, biological, and hormonal factors. Furthermore, the current gold standard of ACL repair, known as ACL reconstruction, is an imperfect technique at best and often leaves the patient with troublesome side effects for life. The answer to this epidemic lies with prevention programs and their widespread implementation. To date, prevention programs are the only proven, efficient method to diminish the incidence of ACL injuries in female athletes across the United States.

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