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Complex Integrative Morphological and Mechanical Contributions to ACL Injury Risk

McLean, Scott G.1,2; Beaulieu, Mélanie L.1

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews: October 2010 - Volume 38 - Issue 4 - p 192-200
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3181f450b4
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By failing to consider the integrative impact of key morphological and neuromechanical factors within the anterior cruciate ligament injury mechanism, we consider the current injury prevention model to be flawed. Critical links between these factors continue to be identified, suggesting that a successful prevention model should entrench neuromuscular control strategies that can successfully cater to individual morphological vulnerabilities.

1School of Kinesiology, The University of Michigan; and 2The University of Michigan Bone and Joint Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Address for correspondence: Scott G. McLean, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology, The University of Michigan, 401 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 (E-mail:

Accepted for publication: June 25, 2010.

Associate Editor: Daniel P. Ferris, Ph.D.

©2010 The American College of Sports Medicine