Multivariate Analyses of Risk Factors for Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

  • Morgan Hadley
  • Bruce BeynnonEmail author


This chapter reviews investigations that have used multivariate approaches to determine the risk factors associated with increased risk of suffering ACL injury. One study assessed the effect of sport, level of play, and gender. Other studies analyzed the effect of demographic characteristics, joint laxity, lower extremity alignment, and strength. Several investigations have assessed the effect of knee geometric characteristics in increasing the incidence of noncontact ACL injury.


ACL injury Multivariate analysis Knee geometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationMcClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, Robert Larner College of Medicine, University of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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