Book 2012

ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete

Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs


ISBN: 978-3-642-32591-5 (Print) 978-3-642-32592-2 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-24

      The ACL: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Mechanisms of Injury, and the Gender Disparity

  3. The Impact of ACL Injuries: Short- and Long-Term Effects on the Knee Joint

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25

    2. Chapter

      Pages 27-53

      Consequences of Complete ACL Ruptures

    3. Chapter

      Pages 55-82

      ACL Reconstruction: Chondroprotective Effects, Risks of Reinjury

  4. Proposed Risk Factors of Noncontact ACL Injuries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83

    2. Chapter

      Pages 85-108

      Role of Shoe–Surface Interaction and Noncontact ACL Injuries

    3. Chapter

      Pages 109-124

      Neuromuscular Differences Between Men and Women

    4. Chapter

      Pages 125-136

      Gender Differences in Muscular Protection of the Knee

    5. Chapter

      Pages 137-147

      Effects of Alterations in Gait Mechanics on the Development of Osteoarthritis in the ACL-Deficient Knee

    6. Chapter

      Pages 149-168

      Analysis of Male and Female Athletes’ Muscle Activation Patterns During Running, Cutting, and Jumping

    7. Chapter

      Pages 169-183

      Proximal Risk Factors for ACL Injury: Role of Core Stability

    8. Chapter

      Pages 185-201

      Proximal Risk Factors for ACL Injury: Role of the Hip

    9. Chapter

      Pages 203-219

      Gender Differences in Core Strength and Lower Extremity Function During the Single-Leg Squat Test

    10. Chapter

      Pages 221-234

      Gender Effect of Fatigue on Lower Extremity Kinematics and Kinetics During Athletic Tasks

    11. Chapter

      Pages 235-272

      Testing for Neuromuscular Problems and Athletic Performance

  5. ACL Injury Prevention Programs

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 273-273

    2. Chapter

      Pages 275-308

      Sportsmetrics ACL Intervention Training Program: Components, Results

    3. Chapter

      Pages 309-356

      Sports-Specific Programs for Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Tennis

    4. Chapter

      Pages 357-370

      ACL Injury Prevention in Soccer: The Santa Monica Experience

    5. Chapter

      Pages 371-390

      ACL Injury Prevention Warm-up Programs

    6. Chapter

      Pages 391-423

      Effect of Intervention Programs on Reducing the Incidence of ACL Injuries, Improving Neuromuscular Deficiencies, and Enhancing Athletic Performance

  6. Reducing the Risk of Reinjury After ACL Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 425-425

    2. Chapter

      Pages 427-454

      Rehabilitation After ACL Reconstruction

    3. Chapter

      Pages 455-483

      Restoration of Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control Following ACL Injury and Surgery

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