Preventing ACL Injuries in Young Athletes
Interview: Scott McLean, PhD, professor of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
This segment originally aired February 7, 2010.
From the head, now down to the knees: Specifically, the ACL, which is short for anterior cruciate ligament.
As many as 400,000 youngsters tear their ACL’s every year. This matters because kids who suffer ACL injuries are more prone to osteoarthritis as adults.
Now, researchers at the University of Michigan are developing physical techniques, exercises, to help kids avoid ACL injuries.
Dr. Scott McLean is a professor of kinesiology at the University of Michigan. He discusses ways to to avoid ACL injuries with Sound Medicine’s Dr. David Crabb.