The mechanistic connection between the trunk, hip, knee, and anterior cruciate ligament injury

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2011 Oct;39(4):161-6. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182297439.


Neuromuscular control of the trunk and knee predicts anterior cruciate ligament injury risk with high sensitivity and specificity. These predictors are linked, as lateral trunk positioning creates high knee abduction torque (load). The hypotheses explored are that lateral trunk motion increases load and that neuromuscular training that enhance trunk control will decrease load.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / physiology
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / etiology
  • Knee Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Knee Joint / physiology*
  • Male
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Torso / physiology