ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete

Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs

  • Frank R. Noyes
  • Sue Barber-Westin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Impact of ACL Injuries: Short- and Long-Term Effects on the Knee Joint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sue Barber-Westin, Frank R. Noyes
      Pages 33-57
    3. Frank R. Noyes, Sue Barber-Westin
      Pages 67-93
  3. Proposed Risk Factors of Noncontact ACL Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Ariel V. Dowling, Thomas P. Andriacchi
      Pages 97-118
    3. Benjamin Noonan, Edward M. Wojtys
      Pages 119-131
    4. Timothy C. Sell, Scott M. Lephart
      Pages 133-152
    5. Ajit M. W. Chaudhari, Laura C. Schmitt, Thomas P. Andriacchi
      Pages 153-166
    6. Ajit M. W. Chaudhari, Steve T. Jamison, Thomas M. Best
      Pages 189-205
    7. Susan M. Sigward, Christine D. Pollard
      Pages 207-223
    8. Sanjeev Bhatia, Jorge Chahla, Mark E. Cinque, Michael B. Ellman
      Pages 225-238
    9. Sue Barber-Westin, Frank R. Noyes
      Pages 259-273
    10. Sue Barber-Westin, Frank R. Noyes
      Pages 289-333
  4. ACL Injury Prevention Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Frank R. Noyes, Sue Barber-Westin
      Pages 337-375
    3. Sue Barber-Westin, Frank R. Noyes
      Pages 377-425
    4. Holly J. Silvers-Granelli, Robert H. Brophy, Bert R. Mandelbaum
      Pages 427-443
    5. Frank R. Noyes, Sue Barber-Westin
      Pages 445-468
  5. Reducing the Risk of Reinjury After ACL Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. Timothy P. Heckmann, Frank R. Noyes, Sue Barber-Westin
      Pages 505-535
    3. George J. Davies, Bryan Riemann, Todd Ellenbecker
      Pages 567-588
  6. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 607-607
    2. Sue Barber-Westin, Frank R. Noyes
      Pages 609-623
    3. Lindsay J. DiStefano, Hayley J. Root, Barnett S. Frank, Darin A. Padua
      Pages 625-639
    4. Sandra J. Shultz, Randy J. Schmitz
      Pages 641-666

About this book


This successful book, now in a revised and updated second edition, reviews all aspects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes, with the focus on complete, noncontact ACL injuries. The opening section discusses anatomy and biomechanics and explains the short- and long-term impacts of complete ACL ruptures, including long-term muscle dysfunction and joint arthritis. Risk factors and possible causes of the higher noncontact ACL injury rates in female athletes compared with male athletes are then discussed in depth. Detailed attention is devoted to neuromuscular training programs and their effectiveness in reducing noncontact ACL injury rates in female athletes, as well as to sports-specific ACL injury prevention and conditioning programs of proven value. Rehabilitation programs after ACL injury and reconstruction that reduce the risk of a future injury are explored, and the concluding section looks at worldwide implementation of neuromuscular ACL injury prevention training and future research directions. The book will be of value to orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, sports medicine primary care physicians, and strength and conditioning specialists.


Injury prevention Anterior cruciate ligament Neuromuscular training Injury epidemiology Noncontact knee injuries

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank R. Noyes
    • 1
  • Sue Barber-Westin
    • 2
  1. 1.Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Cincinnati Sportsmedicine Research and Education FoundationCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-56557-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-56558-2
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