2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

The Presence of Natural Knee Hyperextension puts Athletes at Higher Risk for ACL Tears

Makenzie A. Crawford♦
Dr. Brandy Schneider, Faculty Mentor

 Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if knee hyperextension could be linked to ACL tears. Significance: This study is one of the first to study visual leg alignments being related to ACL injuries. Methods: An original electronic survey was completed by current collegiate athletes. Results: There was no significance found between visual leg alignment and predicting an ACL injury. It was found after an ACL-R, patients tend to view their injured leg alignment differently than non-injured. Conclusion: Visual leg alignment cannot be used as a sole predictive measure for an ACL injury with athletes. Since ACL-R patients perceive their injured leg alignment differently, further research should be conducted to determine the cause of this phenomenon. 



Keywords: ACL, Visual Leg Alignment

Topic(s):Athletic Training

Presentation Type: Face-to-Face Oral Presentation

Session: 301-3
Location: SUB GEO
Time: 2:00

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