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Copy of Copy of Knee Injuries In Sports

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Connie Hayes

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Knee Injuries In Sports
The crossing Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) connect the femur and the tibia in the center of your knee and limit rotation and forward motion of the tibia and backward motion of the tibia respectively.
ACL & PCL Injuries
The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) extends down the inside of the knee joint connecting the femur to the tibia and limits the sideways motion of the knee.
MCL Injuries
ACL& PCL sprains and tears occur when the knee is rotated forward or back drastically.
MCL Injuries such as sprains, hyper extensions and tears occur when the knee is extended sideways beyond normal capabilities.
The Lateral Collateral Ligament runs along the outside of your knee and limits sideways motion.
LCL Injuries
Patella Tears, Tissue injuries and Patellofemoral pain syndrom occur when landing after a forceful jump or falling on the Patella.
Patella Injuries
Meniscal Cartilage Injuries
Meniscus Tears often occur when the foot is planted and bending or twisting of the knee is over exaggerated
Knee injuries are some of the most prevalent in all of sports

With over 1,000,000 people suffering from knee injuries annually,

23% of NFL injuries are of or related to the knee
Common Sports & Statistics
Knee injuries (as with most) can generally be avoided if you take proper precaution's before beginning training or otherwise strenuous activity. Last minute prevention includes stretching and warming up, but to sustain injury prevention over long periods of time it is best to train either specific parts or all of your body to have the best chance at injury avoidance. Building a strong core like mine is key to maintaining a healthy body through long periods of time. To avoid knee specific injuries it's very important to strengthen the calves, thighs and IT Bands and every muscle around the knee to enhance your injury avoidance possibility.
Famous athletes who have suffered ACL and PCL injuries include Willis McGahee (above), Adrian Peterson and Derrick Rose
Famous athletes who have sustained LCL injuries include Robert Griffin III, Alonzo Mourning and Rajon Rondo
Symptoms and Diagnosis


Clicking or Catching


Lasting Impact
Knee injuries can cause tremendous impact on an athletes entire career. From nagging injuries to career ending ligament tears and meniscus tears, knee injuries are some of the most difficult to recover from and generally have somewhat of a life long impact.
Recovery takes time




Caused by weak carilage
Source(s) of Awesomeness
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