By Jordana Bieze Foster Female athletes with low neurocognitive scores are more likely than those with higher scores to demonstrate altered landing mechanics consistent with elevated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk, according to findings that could have implications for concussion management. Investigators from the University of Florida in Gainesville screened 58 female college-aged recreational athletes using the Concussion Resolution Index neurocognitive test. They then assessed landing kinematics and kinetics in the 10 participants with the highest scores and the 10 with the lowest scores.
Altered landings suggest link between neurocognitive scores, ACL injury risk
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