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Oregon State Finds ACL Injuries May Be Prevented By Different Landing Strategy

Women are two to eight times more likely than men to suffer a debilitating tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee and a new study suggests that a combination of body type and landing techniques may be to blame. In two new studies published online this week in the Journal of Athletic Training, lead author Dr. Marc Norcross, assistant professor of exercise and sport science at Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, documents how women who were asked to undergo a series of jumping exercises landed more often than men in a way associated with elevated risk of ACL injuries.