Mechanisms of injury of the anterior cruciate ligament in soccer players

Clin Sports Med. 1998 Oct;17(4):779-85, vii. doi: 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70118-6.


Despite the great amount of research that has been focused on the anterior cruciate ligament in recent years, relatively little is known about the exact mechanisms that cause these injuries. By defining the factors that contribute to these injury mechanisms in soccer players, the authors hope to facilitate appropriate training methods and work at preventing these serious injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries*
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / etiology
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Soccer / injuries*