Title

The Effect of a Knee Ligament Injury Prevention Program (KLIP) on Muscular Activation Patterns of Five Dynamic Stabilizers of the Knee

Publication Date

4-1-2003

Type of Culminating Activity

Thesis

Degree Title

Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies

Department

Kinesiology

Major Advisor

Ronald P. Pfeiffer

Advisor

Chad Harris

Advisor

John McChesney

Abstract

During the recent past, much sports medicine research has centered on the disproportionate number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes. Epidemiologic evidence indicates that females are three to eight times more likely to suffer non-contact ACL injuries than their male counterparts. Although the exact reason for this discrepancy is not known, many hypotheses exist that propose intrinsic and extrinsic factors which leave females more susceptible to this injury.

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