Physician Assistant Program
Introduction: The goal of this research is to evaluate the effect of proper preventative exercises that contribute to the reduction of knee injuries in athletes. With this information coaches, players, and providers may be able to implement these exercises to reduce future injuries.
Methods: This study was conducted using research from online databases such as Ebsco Host, PubMed, and Google Scholar. The primary endpoint for the search was the impact of strengthening exercises on injury reduction. The total number of studies this search yielded were 610 with 143 systematic reviews, 96 meta-analyses, 144 randomized controlled trials, and 227 other types.
Results: Injury prevention programs have proven benefits for athletes of many different sports. Implementing injury prevention programs reduce the number of injuries during the sport as well as long term effects of the injuries.
Conclusions: The results of these studies emphasize the importance of implementing an injury prevention program for athletes. Overall, current data reflects the benefits of implementing IPPs for young athletes.
Keywords: neuromuscular training, knee injuries, ACL injuries, athletes, injury prevention, multi-ligament knee injuries.
Prucha, Gianna, "A Study of Knee Injury Prevention in Athletes" (2023). Summer Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. 170.