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ACL injuries foe Girls

Glen,

Yes, unfortunately. My DD tore hers at the end of 2006. She's still not 100% but getting there. Long process to recovery.

We've had some posts on this in the Softball Discussions thread under Conditioning Exercises to Prevent Knee Injuries.
 

sluggers

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A basketball coach would have his girls jump in the air and would check their knees when they landed to determine which ones could be ACL tear victims. I watched them for about 5 minutes, and I could see the knees splay outward on some of the girls. Really strange...
 

FastpitchFan

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Here is the link that Jim talked about:

http://www.discussfastpitch.com/softball-discussions/86-conditioning-exercises-prevent-knee-injuries.html

ACL are very frequent in young women. You need to do preventive work by training the muscles to decelerate or land. It's called "eccentric" contraction. Low intensity jump training helps and most important, all the stability devices to train balance are super important.

Any good sports conditioning specialist will know what to do.

Marc
 

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