Knee Injuries in American Football: An Epidemiological Review

Paul Rothenberg, Luis Grau, Lee Kaplan, Michael G. Baraga

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Abstract

Football has the highest injury rate amongst popular American sports. Of those injuries that end seasons or careers, the knee is the most common culprit. This is of particular concern because knee injuries are most common in football. This article reviews 4 of the most common knee injuries in American football, with emphasis on epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment outcomes. The injuries reviewed are tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, medial patellofemoral ligament, and posterior cruciate ligament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume45
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Knee Injuries
Football
Wounds and Injuries
Posterior Cruciate Ligament
Collateral Ligaments
Ligaments
Sports
Knee
Epidemiology

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Knee Injuries in American Football : An Epidemiological Review. / Rothenberg, Paul; Grau, Luis; Kaplan, Lee; Baraga, Michael G.

In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), Vol. 45, No. 6, 01.10.2016, p. 368-373.

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