The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is an internal stabilizer in the knee joint, preventing hyperextension. Injury of the ACL occurs when the ligament is over stretched. * neuromuscular relates to nerves and muscles.
ACL injuries are one of the most common injuries in contact sports. The effects of the injury depend on how the stability of the knee is affected and what other structures have been involved aswell.
The article below explores that the use of a wearable neuromuscular (WNM) device could reduce the number of ACL injuries. The study was carried out on youth female soccer players aged 12-25 for 7-9 weeks, who were exposed to intense exercises and practices. The WNM devices apply bi-lateral and topical pressure to the quadriceps and hamstring muscles.
The device was shown to improve posture control in the women without limiting their performance, even better, no athletes had an ACL injury during the study.
The devices could be offered by coaches to prevent injury in their teams and therefore reducing the need to go to the doctors.