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Uncovering the Mechanism of Soft Tissue Injuries Associated With ACL Tear

[+] Author Affiliations
A. Orsi, A. Vaziri, S. Chakravarthy, H. N. Hashemi

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

P. K. Canavan

Windham Hospital, Storrs, CT

R. Goebel

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Paper No. IMECE2013-62505, pp. V03AT03A048; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2013-62505
From:
  • ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3A: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • San Diego, California, USA, November 15–21, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5621-5
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a common and painful injury that occurs approximately 250,000 times annually in the U.S. [1]. Articular cartilage and meniscal injuries are also associated with ACL injuries [2]. ACL injuries can often lead to degenerative osteoarthritis of the articular cartilage [2]. An epidemiology study of athletic injuries by Majewski et al. [3] determined that out of 19,530 sports injuries, 20% were ACL injuries and 8% were medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries.

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