ACL Injury Research and Facts

  • 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

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  1. 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.
  2. Paterno MV. Paper #2. Presented AOSSM Annual Meeting; July 11-14, 2013; Chicago.
  3. Wright RW, Magnussen RA, Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Ipsilateral Graft and Contralateral ACL Rupture at Five Years or More Following ACL Reconstruction. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Am. 2011;93:1159-1165.
  4. Spindler et al. Return to High School and College-Level Football After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. Published online Aug. 24, 2012.
  5. Arendt EA, Agel J, Dick R. Anterior cruciate ligament injury patterns among collegiate men and women. Journal of Athletic Training, 1999; 34(2):86-92.
  6. Albright JP et al. Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Sprains in College Football: E‑ectiveness of Preventative Braces. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1994 22:1. 12-18.
  7. Sitler M et al. The E­cacy of a Prophylactic Knee Brace to Reduce Knee Injuries in Football. A Prospective , Randomized Study at West Point. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1990; 18(3):310-315.
  8. Walters DR. Research Tackles Prophylactic Knee bracing. Biomechanics. December 2000; 7:12, 34-37.
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