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Adolescent females are 4-6 times more likely to sustain a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury compared to their male counterparts. Generalized knee laxity decreases dynamic knee stability and significantly increases the odds of an ACL injury 5-fold. It is crucial to return the surgically repaired knee to its former function. However, it is just as vital to direct attention to the uninjured knee with joint laxity. Research has found that those who have torn one ACL are six time more likely to tear the contralateral ACL. There is currently a lack of research that directly addresses intervention programs that target specific rehabilitation protocols for the injured and uninjured knee simultaneously. The purpose of this case report was to investigate the use of a progressive neuromuscular control and strengthening protocol in both the ACL injured and un-injured knees in an adolescent female with generalized knee joint laxity.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Gardner, Alyssa and Buchanan, Kirsten, "Neuromuscular Strengthening Exercises Following ACL And Meniscal Repair In A 15 Year Old Female Athlete With Generalized Knee Laxity: A Case Report" (2015). Case Report Posters. Poster 44.