746Saturday, March 17, 2007

8:45 AM-10:00 AMConvention Center:328
ACL Injury Prevention
The gender disparity in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk has been well documented in sports medicine literature. On average, one in every 100 female high school athletes and one in ten female collegiate athletes will injure an ACL. Epidemiological studies have shown that the disparity between males and females does not occur until puberty. Coincidentally, although most anthropometric measures of growth and development between the sexes show similar trends, neuromuscular function begins to vary significantly between the sexes during and after puberty (Myer et al, 2004).
Keyword(s): athletic training, health education college/univ, sport topics
Speakers: Lynn Pantuosco Hensch and Mary Allen Watson, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA

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