Focus Areas

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine focuses on three areas of research for optimal care and results for athletes:

  • Mechanisms that may identify the anatomical and structural causes of injuries.
  • Screening using algorithms to identify athletes at a high risk for injury.
  • Intervention and prevention through neuromuscular training protocols.

Research on the rate of ACL injuries shows how mechanisms, screening, intervention and prevention provide optimal care and results for athletes. Details on how the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine research team approaches sports injury research is found on the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory website.