Exercise-Based Knee and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

Publication Date: August 31, 2018
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Summary of Recommendations

REVIEW THE EVIDENCE IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE FOR EXERCISE-BASED KNEE INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Clinicians should recommend use of exercise-based knee injury prevention programs in athletes for the prevention of knee and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.* (A)
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* See full text Guideline for references.

DESCRIBE THE EVIDENCE FOR COMPONENTS, DOSAGE, AND DELIVERY OF EXERCISE-BASED KNEE INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Exercise-based knee injury prevention programs used for women should incorporate multiple components, proximal control exercises, and a combination of strength and plyometric exercises. (A)
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Overview

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Exercise-Based Knee and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

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