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Mapping current research trends on neuromuscular risk factors of non-contact ACL injury.

Rafeeuddin, R, Sharir, R, Staes, F, Dingenen, B, George, KP, Robinson, MA and Vanrenterghem, J (2016) Mapping current research trends on neuromuscular risk factors of non-contact ACL injury. Physical Therapy in Sport, 22. pp. 101-113. ISSN 1466-853X

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The aim of this systematic review was (i) to identify neuromuscular markers that have been predictive of a primary non-contact ACL injury, (ii) to assess whether proposed risk factors have been supported or refuted in the literature from cohort and case-control studies, and (iii) to reflect on the body of research that aims at developing field based tools to assess risk through an association with these risk factors. Electronic searches were undertaken, of PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Science, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus examining neuromuscular risk factors associated with ACL injury published between January 1990 and July 2015. The evidence supporting neuromuscular risk factors of ACL injury is limited where only 4 prospective cohort studies were found. Three of which looked into muscular capacity and one looked into muscular activation patterns but none of the studies found strong evidence of how muscular capacity or muscular activation deficits are a risk factor for a primary non-contact ACL injury. A number of factors associated to neural control and muscular capacity have been suggested to be related to non-contact ACL injury risk but the level of evidence supporting these risk factors remains often elusive, leaving researchers and practitioners uncertain when developing evidence-based injury prevention programs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science, 1103 Clinical Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 08:52
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 12:28
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.06.004
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4214
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