Orthopedic Research Online Journal

International Epidemiology of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

  • Open or Close Neeraj Singh*

    Department of Neurology, Albany Medical Center, USA

    *Corresponding author: Neeraj Singh, Department of Neurology, Albany Medical Center, USA, Email: singhn2@amc.edu

Submission: December 20, 2017; Published: February 08, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2018.01.000525

ISSN: 2576-8875
Volume1 Issue5


Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries are among the most common athletic injuries that occur in the world. While many studies focus on understanding which sports pose the greatest risk for ACL injuries and the differences in injury rates between female and male athletes, there have been fewer studies compare ACL injury rates among different countries. This paper reviews the studies that have examined ACL injury rates in different countries, to help understand whether there may be genetic or geographic contributions to differences in these rates. This information can guide the design for future prospective studies on international ACL injuries.

Keywords: Anterior cruciate ligament; Athletes; Injuries

Abbreviations: ACL: Anterior Cruciate Ligament; NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association

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