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Title: A Return to Skiing Envelope of Function for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructed Elite Alpine Ski Racers
Authors: Herzog, Walter
Jordan, Matthew
Aagaard, Per
Keywords: muscle loading;bidirectional turning;Alpine Ski racing;anterior cruciate ligament
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Science and Skiing VI
Citation: Jordan, M., Aagaard, P., & Herzog, W. (2014). A return to skiing envelope of function for anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed elite Alpine ski racers. In Science and Skiing Vi. Meyer & Meyer Sport.
Abstract: Elite alpine ski racing comprises bidirectional turning with forceful concentric but predominantly eccentric contractions that create large quadriceps muscle loading and hamstrings/quadriceps muscle co-contraction (4, 10). Ski racing also occurs in an unpredictable environment where skiers are at an increased risk for lower body injury, especially to the knee joint and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) (2, 3, 8, 15). Unlike field sports, there are no sex-differences in ACL injury rates due to the preclusion of sex-related risk factors resulting from the large forces and unique mechanisms of ACL injury (8, 15).
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