Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury: A literature review

Jazmin Aguilar, James Yang

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Abstract

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries occur often in competitive sports such as soccer, basketball, football, and more. Athletes of all ages are at risk of experiencing this injury due to living highly active lifestyles. ACL injuries account for over $500 million in total medial cost in the United States, with about 150,000 annual occurrences of injury. Much research over this knee injury has been conducted as early as 1850, but confirmation of definite mechanisms of ACL injury have proved to be a difficult endeavor due to conflicting results found from experiments. Solving this problem could lead to implementation of preventative measures to help reduce to number of victims that undergo ACL injuries. The intention of this paper is to review the state-of-The-Art of ACL injury research, including possible mechanisms of injury and the experimental methods used to analyze ACL performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication37th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858110
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period08/6/1708/9/17

Keywords

  • ACL injury
  • Injury mechanism
  • Injury prediction

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    Aguilar, J., & Yang, J. (2017). Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury: A literature review. In 37th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference [67801] (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2017-67801