Specific training can reduce painful ACL tears

Updated: 04/29/2014 10:22 PM
Created: 04/29/2014 4:37 PM WHEC.com

The American Academy of Pediatrics says specific types of training can reduce the risk for painful ACL tears by as much as 72 percent, especially in young, female athletes.

Most ACL injuries occur in teen girls and young women. Doctors say, because as their body sizes increases after puberty, their muscle power generally does not.

Experts recommend specific neuromuscular training like plyometric and strengthening exercises for reducing girls' risk.

Dr. Louis Papa, from UR Medicine, talked about this on Roc City Tonight at 7 with Lia Lando. To see the interview, press play on the video player. 

To learn more about it, click here.


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