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Training Programs Can Help Young Athletes Avoid Career-Ending ACL Injuries

A recently published U.S. News & World Report article highlighted a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which illustrated the major impact training programs can have in preventing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries for young athletes. According to the report, specific types of training can reduce ACL injury risks by as much as 72 percent.

At Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine, experienced ACL surgeon Dr. Steven W. Meier, MD, understands the serious limitations and potentially career-ending effects that an ACL injury can have on an athlete. Even healthy and strong young athletes can have their promising careers cut short in the wake of such an injury without undergoing the best in modern medicine.

According to the U.S. News article, more and more children and teenagers are suffering ACL tears, which may compromise the knee’s stability. Basketball, volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics athletes are at serious risk for the injury. However, neuromuscular training programs can teach athletes how to strengthen lower-extremity muscles, improve the stability of their core, and innately avoid unsafe knee positions during games or practices. Combined, these create a much lower chance of suffering an ACL injury.

At Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Dr. Meier uses the latest in surgical advancements in order to provide injured patients with effective treatments. Both athletes and non-athletes can suffer from severe debilitations when affected by ACL injuries and other forms of damage to joints, muscles, and ligaments. The successful orthopedic treatments in Beverly Hills provided by the team have helped patients get back to a healthy lifestyle.

Steven Meier, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor in Beverly Hills, California. He graduated with honors from Loyola Medical School in Chicago, received his residency training at Northwestern University, and completed his fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the University of California San Diego. To learn more about Dr. Meier and his practice, please visit http://www.MOSM.com/.

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