The ACL Solution: Prevention and Recovery for Sports' Most Devastating Knee Injury

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Demos Medical Publishing, Jun 19, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 286 pages
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In The ACL Solution, you'll find close to 50 ACL-specific exercises designed by Dr. Myklebust, a physical therapist for the Norwegian national women's handball, soccer and volleyball teams, and a world-renowned expert on the science of ACL injury prevention. You'll learn how to better balance your body and strengthen the muscles around your knee to provide greater stability and endurance. Whether you're the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.

The ACL Solution Features:

  • The Prevention Program, the center of this book, describes and illustrates the exercises that prevent ACL injuries.
  • A FAQ section, containing commonly asked questions by people who have had recent ACL tears.
  • An anatomy section that describes the anatomy of the knee
 

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The ACL solution is a great book for anyone needing a baseline of information about the ACL, injuries surrounding this area, and the correct way to perform exercises as to not aggravate this ligament ... Read full review

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For the most part, I think this is a great resource for helping athletes, young & old, avoid devastating knee injuries! Appropriate for the health care professional or the average individual. While I ... Read full review

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Contents

Anatomy and Function of the Knee
2
The Fragile State of the ACL
11
If Your ACL Tears
26
Surgical Treatments
41
Returning Back to Action
54
The ACL Prevention Program
68
Strength Balance and Plyometrics
75
Running Exercises and Program Scheme
124
Frequently Asked Questions
148
References
155
Index
169
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Dr. Robert G. Marx is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Regarded among the world's top orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Marx has treated thousands of knee and shoulder injuries, and is well known for his expertise in ACL and complex multi-ligament knee reconstructive surgery. A former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Muscle and Fitness magazine, Dr. Marx has written a book on bone tumors and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading orthopedic and research journals, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. He was awarded with the 2003 O'Donoghue Sport Injury Research Award by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine for his study on determinants of knee injury following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Dr. Marx has appeared on national television and lectured extensively worldwide on knee and shoulder surgery, including the description of new surgical techniques he has developed. As a visiting professor of orthopedic surgery, he has been invited to speak at many academic institutions, including Harvard University and The Mayo Clinic. He also has his own personal website (www.DrRMarx.com), and is a regular contributor to the Hospital for Special Surgery's website (www.hss.edu).

Dr. Grethe Myklebust practices at the Norwegian Olympic Sports Centre as a specialist in Sports Physiotherapy in Oslo, Norway. She is an associate professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. Dr. Myklebust enjoys cross-country skiing, running, and hiking.

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