Young people between the ages of 15-25 account for half of all ACL injuries.1
Women are 2-10 X more likely to injure their ACL than men. 1
A person who has torn their ACL has a 15 times greater risk of a second ACL injury during the initial 12 months after ACL reconstruction2, and risk of ACL injury to the opposite knee is two times that of the restructured knee.3
30% of high school / college football players didn’t return to play after an ACL injury surgery due to fear of re-injury. Of those who did return, 27% didn’t perform at the same level as before their injury4
60-80% of ACL injuries are non contact related5
Bracing reduces injury rates among college players versus unbraced players6,7
Days lost to knee injury reduced by 91% through the use of custom knee bracing8
Griffin LY, Albohm MJ, Arendt, EA, et al. Understanding and Preventing Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Review of the Hunt Valley II Meeting, January 2005. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006 34:9. 1512-1532.
Paterno MV. Paper #2. Presented AOSSM Annual Meeting; July 11-14, 2013; Chicago.
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