Muscle strength and ACL injury in Portuguese female handball players

Purposes: to investigate the relation between the maturation, muscle strength and ACL injury risk. Total sample: 496 Portuguese female handball players. We measured some isokinetic muscular force indicators and vertical jump capacity in the various subgroups and accounted for all previous and subsequent ACL injuries. Conclusions: our results reinforce the importance of the knee flexor musculature in the ACL rupture prevention.
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Subjects: handball female injury damage joint knee strength muscle
Notations: biological and medical sciences sport games
Published in: EHF Scientific Conference 18.-19.11.2011, Wien, Österreich
Editors: EHF
Published: Wien 2011
Pages: 42-47
Document types: congress proceedings
Language: English
Level: advanced