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Research suggests neuromuscular training exercises can reduce the risk for ACL and other traumatic knee injuries

Did you know? Injury to the knee joint, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, whether treated surgically or non-operatively, can lead to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee later in life? In fact, individuals with a history of knee injury are 3-6 times more likely than those without knee injury to develop knee OA.

The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Lower Limb Injury Prevention Task force developed an infographic to provide evidence-based recommendations on key components that should be included as part of a neuromuscular training program for prevention of major joint injury to the knee in youth athletes. Endorsement of neuromuscular conditioning programs for the prevention of ACL injury by health and safety organizations and sports governing bodies will help communities and schools recognize the need for broad implementation of neuromuscular training.

We need your help to advocate and spread the word about the effectiveness of neuromuscular training! Tweet, post and share the infographic below and learn more about injury prevention in our Resource Library.

Osteoarthritis: Staying in the game is a 'joint' effort infographic

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Full Infographic in JPEG and PDF formats: Infographic PDF | Infographic PNG

Injury Prevention Resources

This infographic is based on the Consensus Opinion for Best Practice Features of Lower Limb Injury Prevention Programs (LLIPP)

Additional injury prevention resources and information can be found in our Resource Library.

Reference List for the infographic can be found in the Consensus Opinion document.

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