Torn ACL (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Prevention of an ACL Tear
The risk of ACL injuries may be decreased by performing training drills that work on balance, agility, and power. By teaching the muscles that surround the knee how to react when placed under stress, this muscle memory may help protect the knee joint when a potential injury situation exists. Neuromuscular conditioning occurs unconsciously as jumping and balancing exercises are performed on a routine basis.
The Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation has developed a warm-up exercise program (Pep Program) designed to decrease the risk of knee injuries. It includes warm-ups, strengthening, plyometrics, agilities, and stretching.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Torn ACL
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Torn ACL:
Torn ACL - Treatment and Recovery Time
What was the treatment for your torn ACL? What is your recovery time?
Torn ACL - Diagnosis
How was your torn ACL diagnosed?
Torn ACL - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your torn ACL?