Proximal risk factors for acl injury: Role of core stability

Ajit M.W. Chaudhari, Steve T. Jamison, Thomas M. Best

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This chapter reviews the role of the core and core stability in preventing ACL injuries. Core stability represents the ability of the core, or the muscles of the abdomen and lower back, to maintain or resume a relative position [or trajectory] of the trunk after a perturbation. Poor trunk control and core stability may place an athlete in a position that results in adverse loading of the knee, leading to injury. Training programs incorporating core-specific exercises have been successful at reducing ACL injury risk, but the extent to which the core-specific exercises influenced the reduction in injury risk is unknown. Reducing trunk angles, medializing the center of mass, and shifting the center of mass anteriorly more over the foot are all associated with reduced knee moments and may lead to reduced ACL injury risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACL Injuries in the Female Athlete
Subtitle of host publicationCauses, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783642325922
ISBN (Print)9783642325915
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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