Can You Predict Who Will Get an ACL Tear?
Ever wonder what sports are linked to the highest risk of ACL tear? Dr. Theodore J Ganley, MD, director for Sports Medicine and Performance at CHOP developed an ACL risk prediction tool that is discussed in the following Medscape article.
This chart shows the relative risk by sport for each season completed, separated by male and female, for adolescent athletes. The highest risk of injury is for female soccer players, with a 1.1% injury risk per season played.
While it is very important to know the risk associated with certain sports, it can be even more important to look at the mechanics of how your child moves. At Summit Physical Therapy, Inc., we can complete a full functional movement analysis to help assess if your child is at increased risk of injury, as well as provide exercises and activities to help decrease that risk.